BEIJING: Proton cars assembled at its Pakistan assembly plant in Karachi are expected to hit the roads in 2020.
This is part of the vision of the government - and Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in particular - to see the automaker grow and expand its overseas market.
On Friday (April 26), Proton Holdings Berhad and its Pakistani partner Al-Haj Automotive exchanged documents for Licensing and Technical Agreement for the Proton Assembly Project at an event in Beijing witnessed by Dr Mahathir and Transport Minister Anthony Loke.
According to Loke, Malaysia would continue in efforts to export more cars, adding that Pakistan would be a good market to start with.
The Prime Minister is in China for a five-day working visit which includes attending the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
The plant in Karachi will be Proton's first factory in the South Asian region.