Kedah aims for investment from Islamic countries

The proposed Kulim international airport is one of the projects for which investment will be sought by the Kedah state government.

ALOR SETAR: The Kedah state government will focus on attracting new investments from Muslim countries such as Turkey, Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor said today.

He said the decision was made on the advice of PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang during the party’s government advisory council meeting here today. Hadi is the prime minister’s special envoy to the Middle East, appointed in April.

He said: “Tuan Guru” (Hadi) had mentioned about several groups of investors from Turkey and other Middle East countries; he wanted to bring them to invest in our country.

“In Kedah, projects such as the Kulim International Airport, Kedah Rubber City and the special border economic zone in Bukit Kayu Hitam still do not have major investors. Thus, we should attract foreign investors, especially from Muslim countries,” he said at a media conference.

He said the state government would ensure technology transfer in the process and there would be better collaboration if investors from Muslim countries are involved.

Existing investments from China and other countries would be continued, he added.

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