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Saturday, April 25, 2009

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Malacca Assembly: State to redevelop 23 small towns
By : Jason Gerald John



THE state government will be redeveloping 23 small towns to boost the economy in those areas.

It is also to ensure that development in rural areas is at par with urban areas for the benefit of the people.State Education, Science, Technology and Human Resources Committee chairman Datuk Yaakub Md Amin said the redevelopment would cover 13 small towns in Jasin district, eight in Alor Gajah and two in Melaka Tengah.


"The works to be carried out in these areas include rebuilding old and dilapidated shophouses, upgrading roads and other basic infrastructure, and carrying out beautification and tourism projects.


"Our main aim is to ensure that the physical development in these areas is similar to major towns in the state," he said in reply to a question by Ghazale Mohamad (BN-Serkam).
He said that the redevelopment of the small towns was vital as the state progressed towards being fully developed.


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AEON set to open three more malls this year
By ZAZALI MUSA

JOHOR BARU: AEON Co (M) Bhd will open three new Aeon shopping centres this year – one in Melaka Sentral while the other two locations are still being identified.
Managing director Nagahisa Oyama said the Malacca outlet, to be opened by year-end, would be the company’s second shopping centre in the state.
He said AEON would invest about RM30mil for fittings and fixtures at the Melaka Sentral shopping centre as it would be leasing the building from the developer.
“We always believe that there are opportunities to expand even during a recession and we will emerge even stronger when the economy turns around,’’ he said.



Southern Region News
April 22, 2009 22:10 PM

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All Sites At Melaka Composite Technology City Taken Up
MELAKA, April 22 (Bernama) -- The industrial sites at the 59.95-hectare Composite Technology City in Batu Berendam here have been snapped up by domestic and foreign investors, the state assembly was told today.




State Industrial, Trade and Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Committee chairman Datuk Md Yunos Husin said four of the six companies which had begun full operations there were local companies.The six companies had a combined investment value of RM830 million, he said when replying to a question from Abdul Wahab Abdul Latip (BN-Durian Tunggal).




Md Yunos said the success of development at the composite industrial site had drawn the interest of two more companies, involving an investment of RM29 million.He said Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier were among the aircraft manufacturers which had ordered aircraft components from companies operating at the site."This reflected the confidence and recognition at the international level for products manufactured by companies operating at the Batu Berendam composite industrial site," he said.




Md Yunos said the expansion of the Batu Berendam airport by September to handle Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft was expected to give rise to many downstream industries related to composite and aerospace technologies.




Meanwhile, the state assembly also placed on record its congratulations to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on his appointment as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia.It also recorded its appreciation and thanks to former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


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-- BERNAMA

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