InvestKL attracts 10 MNCs, with RM788mil investments realised in 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: InvestKL has attracted ten multinational corporations (MNCs) who have invested RM788mil in Kuala Lumpury in 2015.

In its Performance Report 2015, InvestKL reported that these ten MNCs have also created 672 high skilled regional jobs.

"In just five years from 2011-2015, InvestKL has drawn 51 MNCs with approved and committed investments of RM5.9bil as well as the creation of more than 7,000 regional jobs," it said in a statement on Tuesday.

To date, 32% or RM1.9bil of the RM5.9bil investments have been realised, while 66.9% or 4,786 of the 7,156 high-skilled regional jobs created are already on the payroll.
The report also highlighted the MNCs’ impact in boasting the real estate market in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, contributing an estimated RM39.9mil in office space rental. 

This is in addition to these 51 companies’ impact on other ancillary sectors such as hospitality, schools, medical and tourism.

Chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Amanshah said for 2016, its target is to attract 13 MNCs. 

"The second half of the year is looking positive and we are actively in talks with top tier Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 companies which have continued to express interest to invest in Kuala Lumpur," he said.

The 51 MNCs attracted include French company Worldline, a global player and a European leader in the payment and transactional services industry who have established its Asia Pacific Innovation and Management hub in the city.
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