Friendly game to foster ties

Participants and winners of the tournament with the organisers.

KUANTAN: Alliance Steel recently held a friendly badminton tournament in conjunction with the 62nd National Day.

In addition to the organiser, representatives from various government agencies, government-linked companies, Teruntum and Semambu assemblymen’s offices took part in the competition.

Alliance Steel deputy general manager cum chief engineer Steve Hu Jiulin, in his speech, said he hoped the participants would enjoy the competition and uphold the idea of “Friendship First, Competition Second”.

He said he hoped that Malaysia and China would continue to have a harmonious relationship and for Malaysia to continue to prosper.

On behalf of the company, Hu extended warm greetings on Malaysia’s National Day.

A total of 15 teams competed at Alliance Steel’s badminton court during the tournament.

Representatives from the Teruntum assemblyman’s office won the tournament while the Pahang police contingent and Kuantan Port Consortium emerged first runners-up and second runners-up respectively.

Alliance Steel is an integrated steel enterprise which was founded in 2014. It was the first Chinese investment in the Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) since the industrial park was launched in 2012.

The total investment value was estimated at US$1.4bil, which covered 287ha of land.

The enterprise mainly produces High Speed Wire Rod, Bar Rod and H-Beam Steel and comes with a designed annual output capacity of 3.5 million tonnes.

Products of Alliance Steel sold at international markets are estimated to contribute foreign exchange up to US$1.5bil per year to Malaysia. – By ONG HAN SEAN

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