IPOH: The state government has approved an additional five manufacturing projects amounting to RM610mil for the second half of this year, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali.
He said the five projects were in addition to the 45 projects worth RM898.1mil, which the International Trade and Industry Ministry had approved until this August.
He said the state government had approved a 19.3ha site to Hicom Carriage Engineering Sdn Bhd to set up a factory in Ulu Bernam, near Tanjung Malim for the production of trucks, buses and chassis.
A 41.2ha piece of land in Ulu Bernam had also been approved for Bright Rims Manufacturing Sdn Bhd to invest RM90mil for a factory to produce rims for automobiles, he said.
The state government had also approved a 5.80ha piece of land at the Bernam Industrial Estate for a diaper factory Consobiz Sdn Bhd, he said at the weekly state exco meeting yesterday.
Tajol Rosli said the other project was the production of Comel scooters by Comel Motor Corporation Sdn Bhd at Bandar Meru Raya and the canning of mushrooms by White Button Mushroom (M) Sdn Bhd on a 10ha piece of land in the Perak Tengah district.
“Comel Motor Corporation Sdn Bhd will set up a plant, an industrial training centre, a showroom and a factory producing automotive components at this 60ha site,” Tajol Rosli said.