Category: Development Projects

Iskandar Malaysia has attracted about RM131 billion of investment

| 22/01/2014 | Reply
Iskandar Malaysia  has attracted about RM131 billion of investment

Iskandar Malaysia has attracted about RM131 billion of investment as at December 2013 since the economic corridor was established in 2006.

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Malaysia: ECERDC Receives Courtesy Call From China Ningxia Delegation

| 15/01/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: ECERDC Receives Courtesy Call From China Ningxia Delegation

Gambang Halal Park carries the internationally-recognised Halmas accreditation, a mark of excellence awarded by Halal Development Corporation.

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UAE: Dubai will harness $6.7trn Islamic economy

| 24/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai will harness $6.7trn Islamic economy

The Development Centre will be equipped with the financial, administrative and legal tools to promote economic activities compatible with Islamic law in Dubai’s goods and financial services sector.

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UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
UAE: Sheikh Hamdan appoints CEO of DIEDC

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a decision appointing Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar as CEO of the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC).

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UAE: Brazilian Food Group to build production plant in Abu Dhabi

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
UAE: Brazilian Food Group to build production plant in Abu Dhabi

The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi, announced it has secured a deal that will see BRF invest US$91.3m in the manufacturing and logistics hub’s food cluster. They will produce meat, marinated processed foods and bakery lines.

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China: Halal food helps Ningxia explore int’l market

| 16/09/2013 | Reply
China: Halal food helps Ningxia explore int’l market

The government of Wuzhong City, the home of Islamic Hui ethnic group, is building a halal industrial park to integrate research, design, manufacture, processing and trade for the halal industry.

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UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

| 17/08/2013 | Reply
UAE: Amaf to position Dubai as the centre of the Halal market

Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation(Amaf) intends to build a business model to position Dubai as a hub for the rapidly growing Islamic Halal market as part of its strategic plan for 2013-2016.

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Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

| 16/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia investment drive near Thai border

Malaysia has bold plans to set up business and logistics centres on the border with southern Thailand, just across from Songkhla province, and they will be in direct competition with lagging Thai development in the southern region.

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Malaysia: New Halal Hub proposed in Johor

| 18/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: New Halal Hub proposed in Johor

Marditech Corp Sdn Bhd, the commercial arm of the Malaysian Agriculture Research Development Institute (Mardi), is working to link Bandar Iskandar Malaysia, Johor with other countries to make it the next halal hub.

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Malaysia: Sarawak can look to Thailand as halal hub example

| 12/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Sarawak can look to Thailand as halal hub example

Sarawak can learn from Thailand’s vast strides made in developing its Halal industry, particularly to further aid the development of Tanjung Manis Halal Hub to contribute more towards the state’s economy.

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Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

| 04/05/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

Although a big chunk of the 280-hectare hub has been sold, only five firms had started operations, while another 18 other companies or land owners had not developed their land.

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Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University Sign Agreement

Halal Research Council and KPK Agriculture University will work together for the development of Halal Industry. Halal Research Council has started an 8-month Post Graduate Diploma to provide trainings on Halal industry internationally.

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Malaysia: HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

Currently there are 24 halal parks located throughout the country, of which 13 were awarded Halmas status. HDC accords the Halmas status to halal park operators who comply with requirements under the HDC Designated Halal Park Development Guidelines.

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Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

| 18/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

Qatar sees gelatine from fish as one of the new products that is in-demand. Their representative said there is a potential growth for this market especially in medicine. The diplomat stressed that Qatar is investing heavily in agriculture and food production.

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Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) are currently in discussion to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman Justice Retd Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan has stressed the need for devising a ‘development plan’ to promote exports of quality Halal products from Pakistan to the international market.

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Ningxia and Malaysia’s ECER reach deal to explore Halal investments

| 04/01/2013 | Reply
Ningxia and Malaysia’s ECER reach deal to explore Halal investments

China’s Ningxia Light and Textile Industrial Bureau sealed a collaborative agreement with Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region to explore investment opportunities in the Halal industry.

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UAE: Firms at Dubai’s Jafza increase by 32% in third quarter

| 19/12/2012 | Reply
UAE: Firms at Dubai’s Jafza increase by 32% in third quarter

Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) said it has witnessed 111 new companies starting operations in the third quarter, Arabian business reported.

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Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

| 16/12/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

Various international brands should be attracted towards Pakistan for investment in a Halal Processing Zone which would ultimately increase the exports of Halal products as global value for trade of Halal foods and non-food products.

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Johor reveals plans for Iskandar Halal hub project

| 03/12/2012 | Reply
Johor reveals plans for Iskandar Halal hub project

Plans are in the pipeline to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia focusing on the halal food and agro-processing related activities.

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