Pahang expects to attract RM1.2bil in investments after MOU signings

Wan Rosdy (standing, third from left) and Samuel (on his right) witnessing the MOU signings in Bangkok.

KUANTAN: Pahang is expected to attract RM1.2bil in investments from Thailand after signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with investors from the country.

MOUs were signed between Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan (PSK) and Green World Genetics worth RM400mil as well as between Perbadanan Kemajuan Negri Pahang (PKNP) and AE Carbon Capital (Bentong), worth RM380mil.

Green World Genetics’ investment was for the development of Taman Penyelidikan Benih Tropikal Global, including the construction of Pusat Latihan Inkubator Agropreneur on 518ha land in Gambang here.

Meanwhile, AE Carbon Capital (Bentong) will develop an eco-park on 11.33ha area in Bentong to produce various green technology products for the domestic and foreign markets.

The signing ceremonies were held in Bangkok, witnessed by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and state assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Ishak Mohammad.

Malaysian ambassador to Thailand Datuk Jojie Samuel as well as the state government delegation including state secretary Datuk Seri Dr Sallehuddin Ishak and several state excos witnessed the event.

Among the other MOUs signed was one between PKNP and AE Carbon Capital (Bera) for the development of a similar eco-park in Bera worth RM320mil.

PSK also signed another MOU with Golden Sea Farm (Thai) Co Ltd for the development of an Aquaculture Park, which includes a research and development centre in Rompin worth RM113mil.

Wan Rosdy said in his speech that the event was the result of continuous effort to promote and attract foreign investments to Pahang.

“This is part of the ‘Invest Pahang’ promotion where we approach potential companies directly as well as through high tea sessions such as the one held in January in Hotel Marriott, Bangkok,” he said.

Wan Rosdy also expressed gratitude to Samuel and the staff of the Malaysian Embassy in Bangkok who had given their cooperation to make the event a success.

He also congratulated Sallehuddin and his officers for their success in organising another Invest Pahang session.

“I strongly believe in face-to-face meetings and discussions. Because of this I wanted such an event to be held so we can directly engage with potential investors,” said Wan Rosdy.

He added that Pahang had provided several strategic locations for investors such as the Gebeng Industrial Area here and the Tanjung Agas Maritime Park in Pekan.

Meanwhile, Wan Rosdy said the state government was looking into the most suitable location in Kuantan for the creation of the Pahang Aerospace Park.

Prior to agreement signing, Wan Rosdy also held meetings and discussions with the leaders of Berli Jucker Public Ltd and Garden Office Holdings Co, as well as the Thailand-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce.
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