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Selangor secures RM5b investment

SELANGOR has locked in RM5 billion investment from a European company for its Science Park 2, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said.

"It is a 25.2-hectare development and construction of the (manufacturing plant) started last week,” he said at the last day of World Congress on Information Technology 2008 in Kuala Lumpur today.

He, however, declined to disclose the company’s name but said it was related to information and communications technology and manufacturing.

Last year, Science Park-2 received a total of RM6 billion investment from American, Japanese and European companies.

Besides the latest investment, he said, Selangor is confident of attracting more investors.

"In June, I will meet international investors to promote the benefits of investing in the state,” he said.

By Bernama

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
It seems that Malaysia is attracting investments in solar cell production. :)
The company mentioned in this article is Q-cell, a German solar cell manufacturer. In addition, First Solar, which already announced its investment in Kulim apparently had added another plant adjacent to the current plants under construction in Kulim last November.

March 07, 2008 20:57 PM

Selangor Gets A RM5 Bln Hi-Tech Plant

SABAK BERNAM, March 7 (Bernama) -- Selangor has attracted a RM5 billion solar cell plant that will generate between 5,000 and 7,000 jobs for the local people, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo said today.

The German firm will pour in the foreign direct investment (FDI) over eight years, with work on the high technology plant set to begin in the middle of this year at the Second Science Park in Sepang.

He said the firm agreed to move to Selangor a few days ago and its plant will be in full production by early next year.

The company, which Dr Mohamad Khir said plumped for Selangor after scrapping its original plan to open in Kedah, will take up 25.2 ha at the Park, with an option for another 16 ha.

Speaking after handing over cheques and promotion confirmation letters to 314 school teachers of the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) here, the Menteri Besar said the state government will provide hostel facilities at the Second Science Park to be rented by the workers there.

The Park, sprawling over 1,000 ha at Bukit Baja in Sepang, is among Selangor's strategies to draw FDI, especially hi-tech industries, and ease the industrial overcrowding in the Klang Valley.

Last year, Selangor pulled in FDI totalling RM11.2 billion, the second highest after Kedah. Its target for this year is RM12 billion.

Dr Mohamad Khir said that based on the encouraging response from foreign investors, he expected the Second Science Park to be filled to capacity in 10 years, rather than the original estimation of 15 years.

He said that after the general election, he will lead a state government investment promotion mission to Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland to drum up more FDI.

earlier report

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
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Selangor secures RM5b European investment
By Jeeva Arulampalam
Published: 2008/05/22

SELANGOR has secured RM5 billion in investment for its Science Park 2 from a European company, said Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

"The manufacturing facility is over 63 acres (25.5ha) and construction on the facility started last week," he told delegates yesterday on the last day of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2008.

Last year, foreign investment in Science Park 2, a high tech industry-based site, was over RM6 billion from Japan, Europe and the US.

Three state chiefs shared the stage yesterday to impress upon WCIT 2008 delegates the investment opportunities and ICT developments in their respective states.

The speakers were Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and Khalid.

Lim said his state would see more hi-tech and high value services, promotion of research and development and design, and the upgrading of its supply chain capabilities.

"With the launch of the Northern Corridor Economic Region, Penang has been identified as a key logistics hub," he said.

He also mentioned that the state secured foreign investments worth RM1.2 billion and would announce the deal today.

Mohammad Nizar said Perak was moving towards a knowledge-based economy by 2010 and that MSC Malaysia [email protected] Raya was its hub for ICT.

Meanwhile, Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said MSC Cyberport Johor had signed a memorandum of understanding with India's Mantri Reality to develop the 60.7ha Bandar MSC Cyberport.

"This cybercity will comprise of residential, offices, and recreational facilities with state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure at much lower costs than neighbouring locations," he said during a briefing on Iskandar Malaysia.

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Big thrust forward for SSP2

THE Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) was created as an expansion of the PKNS Selangor Science Park 1 located in Kota Damansara. It is now gearing for a big thrust forward.

The 330.5ha SSP2 is located at Bukit Baja in Sepang. It is a project under the massive Klang Valley 2 (KV2) development scheme.

The SSP2, located just off the North South Link Expressway (Elite), is surrounded by an extensive highway network with connections to the KL International Airport (KLIA) 12km away and the Westport and Northport in Klang, about 30km away.

It is also about 25km from the KL central business district and 23km from Shah Alam. It has the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya and ICT hub Cyberjaya as neighbours.

Working progessing well: Concentration is currently being placed on infrastructure development at Science Park 2.

There are plans for an industrial area, commercial development, residential precinct, recreational area, entertainment centre, medical centre and other communal facilities.

According to Selangor State Investment Centre (SSIC) chief executive officer Datuk Mhd Jabar Ahmad Kembali, the essence of SSP2 is the fusion of key elements in one dedicated location for the exclusive use of technology-based industries.

“This concept allows technocrats the chance to be innovative, giving them a chance to perfect their craft,” he said.

Jabar also said a RM56mil dedicated flyover was being constructed at the SSP2 and was scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year.

Once the flyover is completed, it will provide easier and faster access to commuters to the SSP2 from the KL city centre and the KLIA.

“We are currently concentrating on providing infrastructure for the SSP2. We are laying out all the roads and other facilities for the investors here,” Jabar said.

He said about RM300mil had been allocated for the infrastructure development in the SSP2.

Now, various activities are taking place at the SSP2 as its main tenant Q-Cells is carrying out construction work of its plant.

Q-Cells is the world’s largest manufacturer of photovoltaic cells (solar cells).

The SSP2 facility is the company’s only plant outside Germany.

Jabar said investors planning to open plants at the SSP2 would be given special assistance in obtaining the permission and approval.

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Selangor Science Park 2 Coming Up In Sepang
July 02, 2007 20:20 PM

SHAH ALAM, July 2 (Bernama) -- The Selangor Science Park 2 (Taman Sains Selangor 2) to be developed at the Bukit Baja industrial area in Sepang would attract more investors to the state, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.

The park's infrastructure was expected to be ready in 18 months. It would be developed on a 400 hectare site with focus on the high technology industry.

"It will be developed in three phases. First phase will be industrial development with the rest comprising housing and commercial development," he told reporters when opening the Selangor Industrial Week Seminar 2007 here today.

Khir said the area has the advantage of being close to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and port area with easy access for industrial activities.

The Selangor Science Park 2 project will cost RM270 million including construction of an elevated junction. It will be developed by state government subsidiary Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS).

"Several companies have shown interest in investing in Selangor Science Park 2. We are still talking to them and will make a decision by September," he added.

Khir said the Selangor Science Park 2 project followed the success of Selangor Science Park 1 in Damansara which had been fully developed and met encouraging response from investors.


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Is this the same project???

KV2 the new growth venue
Friday November 21, 2008

Future plans: Jabar (right) discussing the plans
with contractors at the Science Park 2.

THE Klang Valley 2 (KV2) was created when the authorities found that the Klang Valley was no longer able to cope with the increasing demand for development.

With the Klang Valley being saturated with development, the KV2 is seen as a concrete long-term measure to enable investors to initiate new development and projects.

The KV2 covers two main districts in the southern part of Selangor — Sepang and Kuala Langat.

The two districts have received a direct impact from the spillover of development in Kuala Lumpur and other parts of the Klang Valley.

The KV2 development, involving 142,000ha, had lifted off earlier with the opening of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), Cyberjaya and the KL International Airport (KLIA), all located within the KV2.

According to Selangor State Investment Centre (SSIC) chief executive officer Datuk Mhd Jabar Kembali, all these projects have matured and are still growing to be at par with international standards, eventually playing a major role as a pit stop around the world.

The SSIC is the Selangor government’s investment arm dealing with investment related matters.

It functions as a one-stop agency providing information and advisory services to potential and existing investors as well as assistance in setting up operations in the state.

According to Jabar, among the current projects under KV2 are Sepang Goldcoast and Science Park 2 located in Sepang and the Canal City in Kuala Langat, respectively.

“These developments would complement the ICT-city Cyberjaya and, together, all the development provides a hard to resist package to investors. It would also help to place Selangor on the world map,” he said.

Jabar said he was confident that the KV2 would be a choice location for firms and offices in the district as experienced by the current long-standing ICT-based multi-national companies already set up in the area.

“On the whole, the KV2 area will function as the administrative central where the municipal offices and district offices exist,” he said.

“It serves as the gateway for business and international visitors.

“KLIA is the key infrastructure that has put the country on the map in the international arena,” Jabar said.

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PKNS to invest more than RM3b in Selangor Science Park 2
Friday August 14 2009

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) will invest between RM3 billion and RM4 billion to develop the Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) project in Bukit Baja, Cyberjaya.

Its general manager, Othman Omar, said the 400-hectare project would focus on high-technology investors.

“We have spent RM500 million for the infrastructure, including the network interchange and utilities,” he said after a media visit to Selangor Science Park 1 in Kota Damansara, here today.

The 10-year project would be developed in three phases, comprising 40 per cent industrial, 10 per cent commercial and 12 per cent residential properties while the remaining space will accommodate parks and landscaped public areas.

The SSP2 project follows the success of the RM2 billion Selangor Science Park 1 in Kota Damansara, which is fully developed and occupied.

Othman said that several large manufacturing companies, industries players and universities have submitted their proposals to PKNS to operate in SSP2.

In May, a Germany-based solar-cell manufacturer, Q-Cells, started its operation in SSP2. It has plans to invest RM5 billion more in the next eight years.

Othman said PKNS has been aggressively promoting the SSP2 project, including having roadshows in the US and Germany to attract more multinational companies to invest in the park.

PKNS is also looking to acquire more land, adjacent to the project from other state agencies to synergise the development of the area.

“We welcome other parties, developers as well, who think that they can add value to our development, to come over and discuss with us further,” Othman added. – Bernama

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Availability Of Experienced Engineers Attracts Q-Cells To Malaysia
August 21, 2009 22:18 PM

SHAH ALAM, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- Q-Cells Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a Germany-based company producing solar wafers and cells, picked Malaysia for its operations because of the availability of experienced engineers and skilled workforce.

Its chief executive officer Bernhard Rack told reporters that the availability of experienced engineers was crucial for high technology companies like Q-Cells.

Furthermore, Rack said, Malaysia marked Q-Cells' first overseas venture and the country's strategic location in the region was considered important for expansion of the company's markets and products.

He said this after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor (PKNS) to energise the corporation's Gallery in Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) with solar power.

The signing was witnessed by the German Ambassador to Malaysia Guanter Gruber and Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

The package of investment incentives offered by the government was also attractive, Rack said when asked why the company chose Malaysia over other countries in the region.

The company has been operating in SSP2 located near Cyberjaya since May this year with an investment of RM3.0 billion.

At the event, PKNS also signed an MoU with Andaman Realty Sdn Bhd for the company to construct SEGi College Campus and hostel facilities in SSP2 which has a total area of 520 hectares.

Another MoU was signed between PKNS and Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd for its subsidiary Serba Sentosa Sdn Bhd to collaborate with the corporation in developing the commercial and residential areas in SSP2.

PKNS general manager Othman Omar said in return for the collaboration, the corporation will take part in Metro Kajang's proposed commercial development in the town centre of Kajang.

He said PKNS has changed its strategy from being a developer with its own projects to working together with partners under a win-win situation for both parties.

SSP2, with an estimated gross development value of RM3.0 billion, is a mixed development project, with 40 percent of the area allocated for industrial development, 10 percent for commercial and 12 percent for residential.

The remaining 38 percent will be transformed into recreation facilities and parks and for building basic amenities such as sport facilities and community areas.


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RM3.8bil investment for science park
Saturday August 22, 2009

SHAH ALAM: Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) has attracted RM3.8bil worth of investments via three investors for its Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) that is under development in Cyberjaya.

The investors are Q-Cell from Germany, the Andaman Group and Serba Sentosa Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd.

SSP2 is a 1,300-acre mixed development project with gross development value of RM3bil which is expected to be completed between 10 and 15 years.

PKNS general manager Othman Omar said Q-Cell, the largest manufacturer of solar wafer and cells in the world, had started operations in SSP2 in May.

“The company is also collaborating with us to energise PKNS Gallery in SSP2,” he said yesterday after a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony with the investors, witnessed by Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

Q-Cell plans to take up to 100 acres in SPP2 which will involve investment of about RM3bil.

The Andaman Group will develop another SEGi College campus, estimated to cost RM300mil. It had developed a similar campus in PKNS’ earlier project, Selangor Science Park 1, in Kota Damansara.

“Metro Kajang will collaborate with PKNS to develop our commercial and residential area in SSP2.

“In return, PKNS will jointly undertake a commercial development with Metro Kajang in Kajang town centre,” Othman said, adding that the land belonged to Metro Kajang.

Metro Kajang’s project in SSP2 will involve an investment of about RM500mil.

Going forward, Othman said PKNS was in serious talks with local and foreign investors to invest in SSP2. “We want our investors to be in line with the SSP2 concept of high-technology and environment-friendly industries,” he said.

SSP2 would be a low density and sustainable development, with over 20% of the area reserved for green areas and public parks.

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PKNS sets RM20b investment target
By Sharen KaurPublished: 2009/08/24

SELANGOR State Development Corp (PKNS) aims to attract more than RM20 billion worth of investments over the next 10-15 years at its Selangor Science Park 2 (SSP2) integrated development in Cyberjaya, Selangor.

This year alone, PKNS has secured up to RM6 billion in investments from Metro Kajang Holdings Bhd, college operator Andaman Group and Q-Cell, a German-based solar-cell manufacturer.

Metro Kajang is buying 28 hectares of land to build semi-detached homes and bungalows and apartments for more than RM500 million.

Andaman will spend RM300 million to buy 20ha and construct a new SEGi College campus.

The largest investor is Q-Cell, which will spend up to RM5 billion over the next eight years for the development of downstream industry on 40ha for its solar panels.

PKNS general manager, Othman Omar said more investments are expected to come from Singapore, South Korea and Indonesia.

He added that there are now enquiries on SSP2 from Thailand and the rest of Asia Pacific.

Othman said PKNS is carrying out roadshows in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US to promote SSP2, which is one of its biggest and most interesting developments in its 45 year history.

"We would like to encourage more foreign investors to take up land for development at SSP2. PKNS will develop some land on its own, and a few parcels in a venture with other developers and industry players," Othman said.

Othman said PKNS has been approached by several parties who have expressed interest to develop land jointly. He declined to name them.

Although the 400ha project was launched in 2007, PKNS spent the last two years investing over RM600 million to develop the first phase of the infrastructure, as a means to attract investments later.

"Most investors would like to see some kind of infrastructure in place before they commit. We will be spending RM500 million more on the second phase but it will depend on the initial take-up at SSP2," he said in Shah Alam, Selangor, recently, after inking an agreement with the three investors.

The event was witnessed by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Dr Guanter Gruber, the German ambassador to Malaysia.

SSP2 will be developed in a few phases and it will comprise 40 per cent industrial, 10 per cent commercial and 12 per cent residential properties.

It is modelled after the RM2 billion Selangor Science Park 1 in Kota Damansara, which was developed in 10 years and had attracted 59 investors.
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