Sarawak as a preferred investment destination among the many possible locations within Malaysia and the region.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said that state’s industrialisation policy has yielded good results as more investors are coming in to invest in Sarawak.
He said that Sarawak needs more FDI and DDI to propel its economic growth.
He further said Sarawak have abundant natural resources, abundant renewable energy and a big land mass that must be tapped to strengthen the economy.
He added that Sama Jaya High Tech Park has continued to flourish and become the operational base of many global players in the technology supply chain, ranging from components in smartphones, computers and automotive to solar panels and modules.
“To date, the Park has generated enormous socio-economic benefits for Sarawak. In 2018, total exports from Sama Jaya High Tech Park had reached RM4.6 billion (2017: RM3.2 billion) or 43% growth year on year.”he said.
“Cumulative investments by these companies operating in Sama Jaya have exceeded RM12 billion and the annual salaries paid to the workforce in Sama Jaya alone stood at RM460 million in 2018.”
He said this during officiating the launching ceremony of Iljin Materials Malaysia Sdn Bhd at Sama Jaya today.
According to him, there are 11,800 job opportunities are being created in Sama Jaya High Tech Park where 98.9% are locals, and almost 10% of them are engineers.
He urged all Sarawakians to work together to ensure the State will progress and prosper for the benefits of future generations.