BESAR, June 4 (Benama) — The Perlis Halal Industry Park here is
expected to start operations before the end of next year with its first
phase involving 24 premises comprising small and medium industries
Menteri Besar Perlis Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu said construction
work on the site, covering a total area of 10 hectares, will begin this
Friday and is expected to be completed in one year.
Speaking to reporters today following a survey of the project site
which is located close to the Malaysia-Thailand border near here, he
said RM10 million will be spent on carrying out the first phase.
The first phase will look into facilities for the manufacturing of
halal products as well as their packaging while the second phase will
be planned with implementation aimed at during the 10th Malaysia Plan.
It will involve the construction of larger factories and also the
engagement of foreign investors wishing to share the business in the
Md Isa hoped that the project will not only create a new growth
area along the border area but also drive the economic activities of
During the first phase, only local companies will be allowed to operate in the area, he said.
With halal products getting recognition worldwide, Padang Besar
stands to expand through the project which will bring together the
companies producing halal products.
The Chairman of the Perlis State Committee for Investment and
Industry, Datuk Seri Diraja Syed Razlan Jamalullail and the General
Manager of Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (PKENPs),
Zulkifli Ahmad accompanied the Menteri Besar during the site visit.