The Kelantan state government has praised the efforts of the International Trade and Industry Ministry to bring in investments to the state through several mega projects.
State Industry, Trade, Unity and Entrepreneurship Development committee chairman Anuar Tan Abdullah said the projects include the construction of Rohm-Wako Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd’s second plant worth RM320 million in Pengkalan Chepa here.
“Others include the opening of Syarikat Sawit Jaya Oil with an investment of RM226 million, construction of an Ain Medicare factory here, and approval of a licence to build a 1,000 metric tonne cement factory in Gua Musang.
“We give credit to MITI for these mega projects,” he told the State Legislative Assembly sitting at Kompleks Kota Darul Naim here today.
He was replying to a question from Datuk Abdul Aziz Derashid (BN-KualaBalah) on the state government’s initiatives to spur the state’s economy in 2017.
Anuar (PAS-Kota Lama) said the hope is for these mega projects to create more jobs for the states’s residents.
Meanwhile, International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed when met outside the Assembly hall said he had instructed the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the State Economic Planning Unit to set up a joint committee to stimulate investment into the state.
Mustapa, who is also Ayer Lanas State Assemblyman, said the committee was established two years ago to help facilitate approval of applications for investments in the state.
“I myself monitor the joint committee and am responsible for it, so I say thank you to the state government for recognising our role,” he said.