Ecosystem important for 3rd national car hub to be sited in Alor Gajah

Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.

ALOR GAJAH: The formation of a planned proper ecosystem is important to ensure the third national car project hub can be developed in Melaka, specifically in Alor Gajah, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

He said a good ecosystem would not only be able to attract more investors but would also facilitate the implementation of the project.

“It’s up to the Melaka state government how to create a good ecosystem to guarantee its qualification to become the production hub for the country’s third national car project.

“The ecosystem covers various aspects, including facilities and incentives for investors, workers, expertise, logistics, power sources and water tariff,” he said after launching Binary University’s corporate social responsibility programme here today.

The minister said this when asked to comment on the latest developments on the third national car project, particularly on the Melaka state government’s application to become the production hub for the project.

Redzuan, who is also Alor Gajah MP, said Alor Gajah was poised to become the third national car production hub due to its strategic location and also because it already houses Honda’s car manufacturing facility.

The area has many advantages, with experienced manpower to share their knowledge and expertise to make the project a success.

“However, it all depends on the federal government’s decision, based on evaluations of the available ecosystem,” he said.

He said most of the companies that had shown an interest in the third national car project were local companies with skills in various areas, especially niche expertise in engineering and technology.

He said based on their corporate profiles, their expertise would enable the creation of a complete engineering industry to realise the aspirations of the government in implementing the car project.