PM unveils 21 projects during ETP update
New Straits Times
28 May 2012

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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today 21 projects with committed investment of RM20.46 billion that will provide employment for 39,918 by 2020.

The projects fall under the following National Key Economic Areas: agriculture, business services, education, healthcare, Greater KL/Klang Valley, wholesale and retail and electronics and electrical.
 
It will have a gross national income of RM4.59 billion, he said when giving progress updates on the government’s Economic Transformation Programme here.
 
These projects are:
 
1. Plentiful Harvest Sdn Bhd will invest in the development of a marine fish farm consisting of a fish hatchery, fish nursery and fish cage farm in Sandakan and Silam, Sabah. It targets to produce 800 tonnes of high-quality hybrid grouper annually for local consumption and export to Hong Kong and mainland China.
Investment: RM98.5 million
GNI Impact: RM199.61 million (2020)
Jobs created: 584

 
2. Duria Resources Sdn Bhd plans to set up a durian manufacturing and processing plant and plantation in Gopeng, Perak. The plant will produce and introduce new high value added durian products to local and foreign market.
Investment: RM326 million
GNI Impact : RM126.36 million (2020)
Jobs created: 1,700
 
3. Evergreen Livestock Sdn Bhd will be the anchor company to 92 potential dairy farmers in Keningau, Sabah. 
The approved allocation of RM14 million reimbursable grant for the anchor company will be utilised for the dairy farmers in the form of pregnant heifers, bucket line milking machine, solar hot water system, 12,000 litres and 1,000 litres chiller tank. The company also will build a milk processing plant, capable to process 3,000 litres of milk per hour.
Investment: RM32.19 million
GNI Impact: RM41.6 million (2020)
Jobs created: 255
 
4. Boustead Heavy Industries Division will assist the Malaysian shipbuilding and shiprepair industry meet the industry strategic plan 2020 and contribute to the national economy. It will develop local design and systems engineering capability, skilled shipyard human capital and strong support industry cluster, and meeting international standards and globally competitive. 
Investment: RM1.57 billion
GNI Impact: RM537.24 million (2020)
Jobs created: 1,043
 
5. DreamEDGE Sdn Bhd (DESB) will set up Centre of Excellence to not only support domestic needs for digital engineering designs but also for the global market to outsource their projects, thus positioning Malaysia as a world-class digital engineering services hub.
Investment: RM485.9 million
GNI Impact: RM393.80 million (2020)
Jobs created: 6,050
 
6. NTT MSC Sdn Bhd, part of NTT Communications Corporation Japan, has invested in the construction of Cyberjaya3 Data Centre. The centre offers customers a Tier III ready environmental friendly data centre to deliver architectural scalability, resilience and unparallel power consumption in accordance with NTT Communications' (NTT Com) strict global standards.
Investment: RM250 million
GNI Impact: RM27.75 million
Jobs created: 205
 
7. American International Group (AIG) will be expanding two of its existing service operations, which include AIG Global Services Sdn Bhd and Chartis Technology and Operations Management Sdn Bhd.
Investment: RM47.1 million
GNI Impact: RM84.8 million (2020)
Jobs created: 380
 
8. As a Shared Service Centre supporting AIG businesses around the world, Chartis is developing a global centre of excellence in insurance and financial services and operations management. The Malaysia service centre is one of several in a global network working together to support insurance underwriting, customer support, claims, and finance activities in all countries where AIG operates.
Investment: RM42.5 million
GNI Impact: RM118.65 million
Jobs created: 1,313
 
9. UWC Group of Companies has invested in the construction of a 80,000 sq ft facility in Bukit Minyak, Penang dedicated to manufacturing medical equipment including hospital beds, trolleys, stretchers, immobilisers and prefilled humidifiers. This facility will be fully operational by September 2012. With the facility, UMC will now have three manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and two in Vietnam.
Investment: RM40.14 million
GNI Impact: RM190.83 million (2020)
Jobs created: 2,020 (2020)
 
10. Medical furniture manufacturer LKL Advance Metaltech Sdn Bhd has expanded its capacity with the construction of a  new 70,000 sq ft factory in Sri Kembangan, Selangor. The factory is expected to be operational by end-2012, giving LKL a production capacity of over 68,000 items in 2013 compared with 34,000 currently.
Investment: RM16 million
GNI Impact: RM37.1 million (2020)
Jobs created: 1,459 (2020)
 
11. KPJ Healthcare Bhd is investing RM51 million for the construction of the Perlis Specialist Hospital. The hospital will have 60 ward beds, 4 ICU beds and 4 HDU beds. There will be 20 clinics and 14 consultants. The hospital is expected to be operational in 2014.
Investment: RM51 million
GNI Impact: RM10.13 million (2020)
Jobs created: 256 (2020)
 
12.  The AWLU Project to establish  an international, private higher education institution with a liberal arts and leadership curriculum for women from Asia and the Middle East. Smith College (USA) will serve as the chief academic planning partner. 
Malaysia has been selected as the preferred host country for this new institution. It will have a prominent international board and advisory council including the Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Founding Dean and chief executive officer of Perdana-Johns Hopkins Medical School in Malaysia, and the former President of Cornell University. Other university presidents on the Advisory Council include President of Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Bennington, and Ewha Women's University in Korea.
Investment: RM492 million
GNI Impact: RM74.42 million (2020)
Jobs created: 190
 
13. Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) to open its second international branch campus in Putrajaya, following the success of its Dubai campus.  
The university offers Bachelors and Masters degree programmes in science, petroleum engineering, built environment technology, business and textiles & design. it will provide a focus for development of Precinct-5, with an associated student accommodation village, retail outlets and, potentially, related high technology companies - creating a focus for new economic activity.
Investment: RM41.74 million
GNI Impact: RM65.91 million (2020)
Jobs created: 365
 
14. Burj Asia Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd to integrate retail, payment and delivery  under one platform called Snap2Get.
This platform enables user to make purchases and payment using QR code all at Snap2Get™ Virtual Stations. This concept has been introduced in United States, Korea, China and lately Singapore.
Investment: RM16.8 million
GNI Impact: RM79.7 million (2020)
Jobs created: 2,400
 
15. Berjaya Hills Berhad is developing the Berjaya Hills Wellness Resort Project comprising The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, Colmar Tropicale; a French theme resort, Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club, Japanese Village, Animal park, Equestrian and Organic Farm. 
The Chateau is the world first organic spa & wellness resort, comprising 210 guest rooms and a state of the art European style destination wellness spa. The Chateau was developed as part of the master plan for the Berjaya Hills located in Pahang. The Resort had its soft opening in October 2011 and is in progressive completion by 2018.
Investment: RM170 million
GNI Impact: RM69.9 million (2020)
Jobs created: 6,163
 
16. Infineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd (Infineon), which specialises in power and logic chips for automotive and industrial power applications, will invest RM4 billion in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park over the next 10 years.
Investment: RM4 billion
GNI Impact: -
Jobs created: 1,000
 
17. AIA Shared Services Sdn Bhd aims to build a world class captive shared service company through the provision of Services to the AIA Group by focusing on the development and retention of a high quality Malaysian workforce.
Investment: RM6.81 million
GNI Impact: RM154.18 million (2020)
Jobs created: 1,088
 
18. Frost & Sullivan plans to establish a Global Innovation Centre in Iskandar Malaysia. This centre will help drive Frost & Sullivan's global business growth in the next 10 years to the year 2020.
Investment: -
GNI Impact: RM93.232 million (2020)
Jobs created: 830
 
19. The Game Development Cluster, MyGameDev2020, spearheaded by KDU University College, represents the start of a strategic collaboration between educational institutions and industry sector, and is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
MyGameDev aims to enable Malaysia to become a leading Game Development centre in the region with a reputation as a creator of high-quality talent and content; an attractive package for foreign game developers and investors; and an incubation and support hub for independent game developers.
Investment: RM1.84 million
GNI Impact: RM6.06 million (2020)
Jobs created: 105
 
20. Under the Automotive Transformation Programme (ATOM),  the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism will assist workshop owners to transform their businesses through the expert advice from the automotive players or organisations that act as consultants. Owners will be offered soft loans for the purchase of machinery and materials and strengthen the business operations using the right methods and skilled manpower. The aim is to modernise and transform the fragmented automotive service & repair industry.
Investment: RM280 million
GNI Impact: RM947.3 million (2020)
Jobs created: 7,800
 
21. GuocoLand (Malaysia) Bhd will develop the Sepang International City, a world-class and seafront development, stretching across 4,000 acres of prime land in the fast growing southern corridor of Selangor.
 The development of the integrated and sustainable eco-city, with a gross development value of RM48 billion, will include commercial, business, residential and leisure developments, a hub for institutions of higher learning and an urban park which will be modeled after the Central Park in New York City.
The development of the Sepang International City will span over 15 to 20 years. It will have a world-class infrastructure, including direct transport links to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuala Lumpur and other major points in Greater KL/Klang Valley.
The Sepang International City will appeal to international businesses, including many multi-national companies which intend to make Malaysia their base for expansion into the region.
Investment: RM12.5 b (2020)
GNI Impact: RM1.34 b (2020)
Jobs created: 4,712 (2020)

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