Chief Minister of Kedah
Kedah has plenty to offer both in terms of business and lifestyle. Offering an optimal balance of modern urbanisation and natural conservation, Kedah is wildly popular among tourists and tourism investors alike. Blessed with spectacular natural beauty and a distinctive cultural heritage, the possibilities are endless for tourism investors. Potential investment points for tourism businesses include eco-tourism, hospitality, shopping, duty-free businesses, water-themed activities, sports & recreation, cruises, entertainment and many more. Such abundance of investment opportunities holds especially true in Kedah’s Langkawi Island, a UNESCO-recognised World Geopark and one of Malaysia’s most highly-regarded tourist destinations
Leveraging on Malaysia’s strengths In the rubber sector, Invest Kedah seeks toposition Kedah, as well as Malaysia, higher up in the rubber value chain via Rubber City.
Location: Ladang Bukit Ketapang, Padang Terap
• Land Area: Approx. 1,250 Acres
• Specialty: Integrated Rubber Solutions
• Targeted Industries: Rubber Manufacturing,Specialised Latex,
Precision Engineered and Green Rubber Products as well as
related support industries
Kedah offer a diverse pool of skilled as well as unskilled manpower to suit a wide range of industry needs. Home to prestigious tertiary educational institutions including UUM, UniKL MSI, UiTM, AIMST, UniMAP and a variety of polytechnic academies, employers in Kedah enjoy the distinction of having a consistent supply of well-trained talents to recruit from.
Working in collaboration with these institutions, Kedah has also implemented various specialised, industry-specific educational and training programmes to produce industry-ready workforce to better meet the needs of companies. This ready supply of quality human capital serves as a powerful platform especially for human-intensive industries to set up and establish themselves quickly in the marketplace.
Kedah Halal Park is located in Sungai Petani Industrial Area and it covers an area of 35 acres of land. This park is owned by State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and will be developed in 2 phases. 17 acres will be the phase 1 and another 18 acres will be developed for expansion of the park in the future (phase 2). Kedah has the comparative advantage to propel its halal food industry to the fore front and secure international recognition. The image as a progressive, moderate and dynamic Islamic state will enable it to become a hub for the halal food industry. In addition, there is a strong halal production base with good industrial and commercial infrastructure, as well as strong inter and intra-linkages between multinational corporations and small medium enterprise. Potential halal products that could be based and manufacture in Kedah are cosmetic, food and pharmaceutical products.
Kedah is a well-connected state with an established network of roads, highways, railroads, shipping ports and air ports to best suit every investor’s specific business needs. This also opens the doors to investment opportunities in areas such as ship maintenance and facilities, cargo and sea transport services, regional airlines as well as other support activities. Whether to leverage on the existing logistics network or to invest in other related activities, investors have everything to gain as Kedah is located at the very heart of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT), which caters to a combined market population of over 150 million
Aquaculture forms Kedah’s traditional economies that have stood the test of time and continued to play their roles as the state’s primary economic drivers. While the Kedah Integrated Fishery Terminal (KIFT) is set to spearhead the development of Kedah’s aquaculture sector, the agricultural sector has embarked on its own brand of progressive development.
Backed by a tested and proven set up and long-established infrastructure, Kedah is more than ready to support a diverse array of agricultural investments including agricultural production, processing of agro products, cultivation of vegetables, tubers, maize, essential oil crops as well as production of animal feed.
Powered by comprehensive energy infrastructure such as an extensive network of natural gas pipelines throughout the state, the potential for energy investments in Kedah is enormous. The state government has also implemented plans to develop reneries, tank farms as well as dedicated downstream industries in the maritime coastal area of Kedah to create a wholly harmonised energy ecosystem. A distinct advantage enjoyed only by Kedah as an energy investment destination is the fact that the widest span in the Straits of Malacca lies in Kedah waters.
Kedah’s strategic location not only promises a wealth of space and resources, but also outstanding opportunities for all related activities across the entire energy supply chain. With a keen focus towards sustainable industrialisation and long-term development of the state, Kedah is also eyeing more strategic diversification of its energy sector into the eld of green technology with suitable investors.
To attract investment on medical devices & equipment, pharmaceuticals, dental products, medicine & alternative medicine, drug development & biotechnology.