JOHOR BAHRU, Oct 3 — The Johor state government has formed a special committee to help facilitate new investments and deal with issues faced by investors.
Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi, through a post on his Facebook page, said the committee was made up of various agencies and government-linked companies from the state and federal governments.
“This effort is important to convince investors of the state government’s commitment to facilitating business operations, thereby further encouraging investments, especially those with impact and high technology, to continue to be in Johor,” he said.
Onn Hafiz also said a number of things had been discussed including the provision of basic infrastructure in industrial areas, and further increasing domestic and international convention and exhibition events.
In addition to that, he said it was important to strengthen Johor’s position as a food security hub and fulfil the “wishlist” of some industrial parks.
“Once again, I would like to thank all parties involved in helping Johor record investments of RM60.9 billion for the first half of this year.
“The state government will not rest over this achievement. In fact, this committee is now focused on identifying and examining solutions to the challenges faced by investors,” he said.
Onn Hafiz said the cooperation shown by all members of the Johor Investment Committee will continue to drive investments in Johor and bring continuous economic spillover to the state, as well as the well-being of the people in the future.