Mozambique seeks help from Malaysia to create industrial park

8 August 2007

Langkwawi, Malaysia, 8 Aug – Mozambique has requested assistance from Malaysia to create an industrial estate in the African state similar to the Kulim High-Tech Park (KHTP), an official has said.

Mahdzir Khalid, chief minister of the Sultanate of Kedah, said Tuesday that the request was made by Mozambican Minister of Science and Technology Venancio Simao in a speech at a bilateral meeting on the margins of the Langkwawi International Dialogue, taking place in the Malaysian city.

“We agreed to act as consultants for the Mozambican government, but also want the sultanate to take on the role of development partner,” said Khalid.

On Monday, Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa asked the sultanate’s government for assistance in setting up a multi-sector economic zone in Lusaka.

The KHTP was developed by Malaysia’s federal and state governments with help from Japan’s International Cooperation Agency and began operating in 1994 over an area of 1,450 hectares. (macauhub)