Yang Berhormat Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir
Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia
Yang Berhormat Dato’ S Devamany
Deputy Minister in The Prime Minister’s Department
Yang sentiasa menyokong saya dan Koridor Utara
Someone who’s always been there for me
Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Noharuddin Nordin
Chief Excutive Officer of MIDA
My good friend,
Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Boonler Somchit
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PSDC
Media members, Honourable and distinguished guests
Salam Sejahtera, and Salam 1Malaysia
1. First and foremost, on behalf of NCIA I am pleased to welcome all of you; and
heartfelt Selamat Datang or yokoso to our guests from Japan (Useful Person) and
Mr Chandran Nair, Managing Director National Instruments ASEAN, Sales and
Marketing, to this auspicious event.
2. The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA), plays a vital role, in
ensuring, consistent and sustainable development of Koridor Utara. NCIA is the
regional enabler, facilitator and business partner, to the private sector, as
well as a friend to the community.
3. In the course of delivering our mandate, we help to catalyze business
activities in the North of Malaysia, through a variety of efforts. Recognizing
that each business is unique, and based on their specific needs, NCIA
facilitates private sector participation, by creating an enabling eco-system,
assisting in the coordination efforts with Government agencies, creating
linkages/networking with supporting institutions, matchmaking entrepreneur
support, enabling purpose-built facilities for businesses, and matching
education and human capital requirements.
4. We are proud to collaborate with Global Outreach Energy Sdn Bhd (“GOE”), a
local company involved in manufacturing, assembly, sale and distribution of
Solid State Lighting/Light Emitting Diodes (SSL/LED) products, particularly the
T8 and T12 LED Tube.
5. We are also excited to be working with National Instruments Inc (“NI”), a
world class R&D which focusing on manufacturing & supply chain, R&D, Global IT
and Global Finance, and Penang Skills Development Centre (“PSDC”) the provider
of facilities and support services.
6. The key differentiator for NCIA is our ability to engage investor, right from
pre-investment stage, as well as keeping close contact with them once investment
has landed into Koridor Utara.
Therefore Ladies & Gentlemen;
7. NCIA fully supports GOE, NI and PSDC in this initiative. This project has
gained the support of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) as
part of the main focus areas under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP).
8. GOE, together with its Japanese partner, is making a substantial investment
of RM107.5 million and creating 2,304 jobs within the next 5 years in the
expansion of its production facility, R&D facility and through the purchase of
equipments for the purposes of increasing its production capacity to meet its
current orders, specifically from Japan. As the current operation capacity is
insufficient to support the demand that GOE has received for its SSL/LED
products, GOE is desirous to expand the operation and lease a 30,000 sq. ft
within Koridor Utara.
9. NCIA will help facilitate this endeavour via RM2 million to GOE through the
acquisition of equipment/machineries for GOE’s new production facility.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
10. National Instruments’ a world class R&D and operations will focus on
manufacturing and supply chain, R&D, Global IT and Global Finance. The new
314,000 sq. ft R&D and operations facility will be located on part of the
company’s 23 acres of land in Bayan Lepas, Penang.
11. With RM2.38 billion investments, NI will be creating 1,500 jobs
opportunities. NCIA will facilitate the NI prototyping lab, in collaboration
with NI and PSDC as project implementer and facilities and service provider. The
establishment of the prototyping lab will foster innovation and target engineers
keen to explore product design and commercialization. It will compliment the
existing EMC Test facility and the Radio Frequency Technology and wireless
systems and computer & embedded systems labs to support high value activities in
design and development in Koridor Utara. The lab is currently located at the
PSDC. NCIA through its initiatives and industry collaboration will help to grow
the E&E eco-system in Koridor Utara; and provide it with impetus to move up the
Ladies and Gentlemen,
12. We believe that the roles that GOE Sdn Bhd, National Instruments; and PSDC
can play in transforming the E & E industry in Koridor Utara, through a
comprehensive range of services which cater to the needs of the industry, from
nurturing technology start-up incubators, quality support infrastructure, and
the provision of enabling facilities, for innovation and technology development.
13. Till then, I thank you for your presence here today and full support from
all the agencies.
SOURCE: Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name : Mr. Mohd Faisal b. Mohamad
Corporate Communications and Media Relations
Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)
Tel : 03-83201301
Faks : 03-83201306
H/P : 019-3821992