by SHAFIQQUL ALIFF / pic by TMR FILE
SELANGOR is expecting its investment for 2022 to be better than last year due to the receding floods and the improving Covid-19 situation.
Selangor State Exco for Industry and Trade Datuk Teng Chang Khim (picture) said although the Omicron variant is still being studied, people are allowed to travel interstate for work, holidays and festivities.
“Investment will depend on the development of the pandemic situation and I hope we will not face any other major natural disasters after the nationwide floods,” he said at a press conference yesterday.
Selangor has recorded a total investment of more than RM22.45 billion with 411 manufacturing projects approved from January 2020 until Aug 30, 2021, with RM10.43 billion from domestic investments and RM12.02 billion from foreign investments, which also created a total of 27,491 potential job opportunities.
Teng spoke to the media after announcing the state government’s decision to continue the Chinese New Year 2022 celebration online and the Chinese New Year Special Cultural Programme.
The programme will be aired through online media channels and social media, hosted on Selangor Mentri Besar’s Mandarin Facebook page as well as Teng’s Facebook page on Feb 1, 2022.
“The programme will see the appearance of artists from different generations with three events set in their respective eras, namely from the 1970s to the 2000s.
“These events will last for an hour and will be hosted by TV personality Yoke Chen and popular YouTuber Jym Chong,” Teng said.
Aiming to attract viewers from all age groups, the programme will feature performances of classical Chinese New Year songs by Chow Kam Leong, Chang Sang Teck and Lee Elaine; dance performances by the Dua Space Dance Theatre; percussion performances by the Hands Percussion group and many more.
On top of that, viewers can also take part in various online contests and stand a chance to win “ang pow” worth RM10,000.
Last year, Selangor’s virtual Chinese New Year celebration had around 218,000 viewers from all over the country as well as Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, the UK, the US and Indonesia.