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[Press Release] 2021: A Year of Consolidation on Investment Landscape; Concerted Efforts are Placed in Propelling Sustainable Industry Growth

Ramping up efforts on Penang’s Covid-19 mass vaccination programme, focused industries and talent pool, in preparing for long-term sustainability. Penang, June 18, 2021 – The Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Programme for the manufacturing sector, also known as PIKAS, has kicked start on 16th June, with the opening of vaccination centre (PPV) at Bukit Jawi […]

[Press Release] Propelling Tech Startups with RM1 Million Seed Fund

For Immediate Release PRESS RELEASE Propelling Tech Startups with RM1 Million Seed Fund Penang government acknowledging ten startups that imbued the State’s ecosystem with innovative technologies via Penang i4.0 Seed Fund Stream #3.  PENANG, June 18, 2021 – Embracing the development of technology and the instrumental role it plays in improving our daily lives, the […]

Program Imunisasi Industri Covid-19 Kerjasama Awam Swasta (PIKAS) for Manufacturing Sector to be Launched as Phase 4 of The National Covid-19 Immunisation Program (PICK) to Accelerate Immunisation for Rakyat

Public-Private Partnership Covid-19 Industry Immunisation Program for the manufacturing sector will be launched as Phase 4 of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Program. Please refer to the link below for more details of the Program and FAQs provided by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Media Release: FAQ:

DOSM: Total Trade of Six States Rises in 2020 Despite Covid-19

June 8 – Six states recorded an increase in total trade amid a 3.6% decline in Malaysia’s trade to RM1.78 trillion in 2020 albeit Covid-19 pandemic that has also affected trade around the world, the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) said. Chief statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the states were Penang (+RM38.6bil), […]

Dell Technologies Sets Up Largest On-site Solar Panel Globally in Malaysia

June 8 – Dell Technologies has announced the implementation of its largest on-site solar panel installation globally at the Dell Technologies Asia Pacific Customer Centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Dell Technologies said the solar photovoltaic system worth RM2.25 million is also a first in Southeast Asia for a Dell Technologies facility. “The 700 kilowatts peak […]

Establishment of Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Factory Workers

8 June 2021 Establishment of Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Factory Workers On 3rd June 2021, the Penang Chief Minister, YAB Mr. Chow Kon Yeow announced that mass Covid-19 vaccination centres which are specifically dedicated for factory workers will be set up in island and mainland. This matter too has been discussed by National Covid-19 […]

Minister: Mass Covid-19 Vaccination Centres to be Set Up for Factory Workers in Penang in Two Weeks

June 3 – Mass Covid-19 vaccination centres will be set up in Bayan Lepas and Batu Kawan in Penang specifically for factory workers in two weeks’ time. National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he had discussed this with Minister of International Trade and Industries Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali two days ago. […]

Vitrox Unit Buys Land Worth RM49m from Penang Development Corporation

May 31 – Vitrox Corp Bhd (VCB) said its unit is buying land worth RM48.33 million in Penang to execute its 10-year expansion master plan, which will be fully completed by 2030. According to a filing with Bursa Malaysia, its wholly-owned subsidiary Vitrox Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTSB) had entered into a sale and purchase agreement […]