Invest Selangor identifies new industrial areas


INVEST Selangor is in the process of changing the status of several areas in Selangor that have the potential to be developed into new industrial areas.

Its chief executive officer, Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris said several areas in the Klang, Kuala Langat and Sepang districts have been identified as the new industrial areas in collaboration with private developers.

“Hence, this is the best time to start planning to receive potential new investment inflows when the economy recovers after the COVID-19 pandemic ends,” he said in an interview on Bernama TV’s “Ruang Bicara” last night.

Hasan Azhari said these areas will be able to cater to the demand for the development of industries due to their proximity to the strategic position of ports and airports in the state.

“We will continue to position Selangor as the leading business destination in Malaysia and will not stop planning for the opportunities from the COVID-19 challenge,” he said.

On the readiness of Malaysian entrepreneurs to adopt e-commerce, Hasan said a significant increase could be seen in terms of its use for business lifeline since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was enforced on March 18.

For example, he said the Selangor e-Bazaar Programme held during the fasting month of Ramadan last year managed to attract 8,400 entrepreneurs with sales reaching more than RM300 million, surpassing its target of 5,000 entrepreneurs.

He hopes all small and medium enterprises could seize the opportunities provided by the government to explore the wider market through economic digitization.