曹观友:首季达88亿 槟总投资额增768% [Penang records RM8.8b manufacturing sector investment]
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2019 Jun 12, Wednesday

曹观友:首季达88亿 槟总投资额增768%

槟州首长曹观友捎来好消息,槟州2019年第一季度总投资额达88亿令吉,与去年同期比较增长768%,同时,有关投资额甚至超越2018年全年的58亿令吉。

他周三在光大28楼召开记者会时说,槟城的外来直接投资额更占全国总额的42%、槟州的88亿令吉总投资额,也是全国最高州属。

只是,他也说,2019年第一季度的非凡投资额可能不会于今年第二季或第三季重演。但槟州投资前景在中长期内,已处于正确轨道上。

“虽然槟州可成中长期的首选投资目的地,但基于最新贸易战发展,我对短期前景将保持谨慎乐观。”

他指出,在中美贸易战引发全球经贸前景不确定情况下,槟州仍是投造者首选投资地。2019年1月至3月间,槟州成功吸引了41个项目、总投资额达到88.5亿令吉,占全马总批准投资额的35%。

他说,槟州于2019年第一季度吸引85亿令吉的外来直接投资(同期相比增长1360%),占全马总额的42%,让槟州成为马来西亚外来直接投资(FDI)的主要贡献者。槟城的显着投资包括来自美光科技(Micron Technology),捷普(Jabil Circuit)等公司的项目。

首长曹观友指出,完善的供应链、充足的人才储备,完善的基础设施和州政府对投资者的支持服务,使槟州成为投资首选地。

他强调,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商机。无论中美是否能达成贸易协议,企业都必须制定战略,让制造业地理足迹多样化,避免成为两个超级大国贸易战的受害者。

他认为,全球供应链将进行重组,槟城必须自我定位,在结构性变化环境下寻找新商机。

他说,美国总统特朗普与中国领导人习近平于本月杪的会晤,对贸易战发展至关重要。州政府将通过槟城投资机构,继续专注于引进高质量投资,创造高价值就业机会。

他承认,中美贸易战可能对某些中小企业和更广泛的经济产生负面影响。州政府一直监督形势,并与跨国公司和当地公司密切合作,以应对未来挑战。

“州政府无法控制全球风险,但我们已积极采取措施,减轻中美贸易战对整体地方经济的影响”。

资料来源:光华网




Penang records RM8.8b manufacturing sector investment

GEORGE TOWN: Penang recorded one of it highest investments ever for the manufacturing sector with RM8.8 billion approved in the first quarter of the year — up 768% on a year-on-year basis.

It has surpassed last year’s total investments of RM5.8 billion, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow revealed in a statement here.

The RM8.8 billion meant that Penang contributed 42% of Malaysia’s total manufacturing foreign direct investment (FDI). The state also received the highest FDI in manufacturing compared to other states.

Chow said that such investments will also translate to 10,073 new job opportunities in Penang.

He spoke of how resilient the state had become despite fears of the looming US-China trade war would have an adverse effect here.

Penang remains a preferred destination for FDI owing to the state’s combination of a robust supply chain, a strong talent pool and established infrastructure.

“Regardless of whether the US and China can strike a deal on the trade agreements, corporations will have to strategise to diversify their manufacturing geographical footprint, to avoid being victims of the two super powers’ trade and technology fight, which could last for years”.

“The global supply chain is set to be reshuffled. Penang has to position itself to ride on the opportunities arising from this structural change”, Chow said.

While Penang could be a preferred investment site in the mid to long term, Chow expressed his concerns if the trade war went on longer.

He said that Penang is also keen to enhance its small and medium enterprises so it can be positioned to tap on the possible opportunities which may arise from a prolonged trade war.

Source: NST



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