IPOH: There is an pressing want to spice up and electronics (E&E) trade in Perak to create extra high-value jobs and retain manpower, says Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan (pic).

The International Trade and Industry Minister II mentioned this was evident from KTM Bhd’s current findings, which confirmed month-to-month common of 120,000 individuals commute to work from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur utilizing the Electric Train Service (ETS).

“What this proves is that Perak, particularly Ipoh, is a perfect place to stay with inexpensive housing.

“But we’re shedding manpower to neighbouring states as a result of there aren’t sufficient job alternatives right here.

“One of the best ways to create more high-income jobs is to attract major players in the E&E industry to set up factories here,” he instructed a press convention right here on Saturday (Feb 10).

Ong identified that there’s just one E&E large primarily based in Perak at the moment.

He mentioned all eyes at the moment are on Proton’s new plant in Tanjung Malim.

“Once the new plant is fully operational, we will have the perfect catalyst to lure investors,” he mentioned, including that the Government can be trying into engaging incentive packages to draw potential buyers from the United States, Germany and Japan, amongst others.

Ong Ka Chuan: Boost electrical and electronics trade for high-value jobs by: Steve Melvin published:

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