Penang’s Q1 2019 total approved manufacturing investment surpassed 2018 full year amount by RM3.07bil

Despite the challenging uncertainties in the global economy, Penang remained a favourable destination for investment when the state recorded RM8.85 billion of total approved manufacturing investment in the first quarter of this year.

According to the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Penang successfully garnered 41 projects amounting to RM8.85 billion (+ 768% year-on-year) from January to March this year. The figure represented 35% of Malaysia’s total approved manufacturing investment.

Chief Minister Sdr Chow Kon Yeow said the achievement surpassed the full year investment amount of RM5.78 billion last year.

“The total approved manufacturing investment in the first quarter of this year (1Q19) is expected to create 10,073 new job opportunities in the state.

“Penang is the key contributor to Malaysia’s manufacturing foreign direct investment (FDI).

“We attracted RM8.47 billion of manufacturing FDI (+ 1,360% year-on-year) in 1Q19. It represented 42% of Malaysia’s FDI,” he told a press conference in Komtar today.

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在美国和中国日益加剧的贸易和技术争端引发全球贸易和经济的景不确定情况下,槟城仍然是投资者首选的投资目的地。在2019年1月至3月(2019第1季度),槟城成功吸引41个項目,制造业总投资額达到88.5亿令吉(同比增长768%)批准投资额的35%。 槟城在2019年第一季度创下的88.5亿令吉制造业总投资额已超过2018年的全年制造业投资额57.8亿令吉。

值得注意的是,槟州是马来西亚外国制造业直接投资(Manufacturing FDI)的主要贡献者。 在2019年第一季度,槟城吸引85亿令吉的外商直接投资(同比增长1360%),占全国总额的42%。 槟城的显着投资包括来自Micron Technology,Jabil Circuit等公司的项目。

在今天的新闻发布会上,槟州首席部长曹观友同志说:完善的供应链,充足的人才储备,完善的基础设施和槟州政府对投资者的支持服务,使槟城成为投资的首选目的地”。

首长认为,目前的贸易紧张局势造成了大环境的不确定性,但在充满挑战的环境中也存有新的商机。

他补充无论美国和中国是否能就贸易协议达成协议,企业都必须制定战略,使其制造业多样化。以避免成为两个超级大国贸易和技术斗争的受害者。全球供应链将进行重组。槟城必须定位自己,在这种结构性变化的环境下寻找新的商业机会。

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