REHDA Selangor (Zone Klang/Kuala Langat) organised a study trip to Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) on 10 October 2018. The study tour aims to provide an insight on the industrial park development and explore business opportunity in Kuantan.
The study tour was hosted by IJM Land Berhad and Alliance Steel Sdn Bhd (ASSB). Mr. Ng Choon Keith, Chairman of Klang/Shah Alam Zone Committee led the study trip joined by a total of 11 REHDA members.
Ir. Kee Lian Cherng, Head of Operation of MCKIP gave a brief introduction on the MCKIP development. MCKIP has total of 3,500 acres of planning area and comprising of industrial, commercial, residential and logistics & service zones. MCKIP is the first national industrial park in Malaysia and is adjacent to the Kuantan Port. The strategic location has attracts many industries from China.
Ms. Phyeon Chang, from Alliance Steel Sdn Bhd (ASSB) briefed and showed around the Alliance Steel Mill production plant. The plant covering 710 acres of land and specialised in producing high-speed wire rod, bar rod and H-beam steel. Currently the steel plant is with 3.5 million tons of annual production capacity and will be expanding in the future. REHDA members also had a bus tour to the water treatment plant system, air separation plant, waste gas reuse power plant, raw material store yard, iron making plant and steel making plant. The company spend 16% of their investment for green technology and is currently building a 12 km conveyor belt connecting to Kuantan Port and the steel plant. The completion of the conveyor belt by the end of year 2019 can shorten the transportation time of raw material from the Kuantan Port directly to the steel plant.
The study trip ended with a brief visit to the Kuantan Port. The port is currently expanding its operations with the construction of a New Deep Water Terminal. Upon completion, the new terminal is expected to double its cargo capacity to 52 million tonnes and position Kuantan Port as the main gateway to the Asia Pacific and China. The future ECRL, which link the port directly to Port Klang will shorten the transportation time from 3 hours drive to 90 minutes.