“This will go a long way towards strengthening the friendship, relationship – not only between the Pahang and the Provincial Government, but also between Malaysia and China,” says Dato’ Sri DiRaja Adnan.
A GROUP PHOTO SESSION PRIOR TO THE MORE THAN 2-HOUR MEETING...
LEVEL 10, MIDA SENTRAL, JALAN STESEN SENTRAL 5, KUALA LUMPUR – The Provincial Government of Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, has agreed to donate RM500,000 to the Pahang State Government in order to assist its people affected by the floods recently.
In announcing this at a press conference after co-chairing the 2nd Joint Cooperation Council (JCC) Meeting of Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP) and China-Malaysia Qinzhou Industrial Park (CMQIP) Tuesday afternoon, January 20, here;
The Vice Minister of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Gao Yan said through an interpreter,
“ … in order to express the Chinese Government and its people’s friendship; for the Malaysian people who suffered the recent flood calamity, the Chinese Government has (donated) RMB20 million in emergency humanitarian relief to Malaysia.
“And at the meeting we have just now, Vice Chairman of Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region has also announced donation of RM500,000 to the State of Pahang on behalf of the Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region as well as the Beibu Gulf Group”.
AT THE START OF THE 2ND JCC MEETING...
THE PAHANG MB’S IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
In his immediate response, Pahang Menteri Besar Dato’ Sri DiRaja Adnan Yaakob who also co-chaired the more than two-hour meeting with Madam Gao Yan, thanked and praised the positive gesture made by the Guangxi Zhang provincial government.
“I take this opportunity to thank the Provincial Government, for donating RM500,000 to the State Government of Pahang, to assist the flood victims in my state.
“This will go a long way towards strengthening the friendship, relationship – not only between the Pahang and the Provincial Government, but also between Malaysia and China. Thank you once again”.
Earlier in the press conference, Madam Gao Yan said that she was happy to note of the progress been done so far, in establishing both the MCKIP in Gebeng, Kuantan and the CMQIP in Qinzhou, in the Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region.
“… both parties (The People’s Republic of China and Malaysia) are very pleased with the progress of the twin parks programme.
BEFORE THE START OF THE Q&A SESSSION WITH THE PRESS FROM LOCAL AND FOREIGN NEWS ORGANISATIONS... Apart from Dato' Sri DiRaja Adnan; Dato' Lee and Madam Gao; also seen here in this pix is Mr Zhang (seated to the left of Madam Gao).
MCKIP & CMQIP – A FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME DEMONSTRATING THE GOOD CHINA-MALAYSIA CO-OPERATION
“The twin parks programme is (not only) a flagship programme (demonstrating of the good) China-Malaysia co-operation, but also a new role model in (showcasing the) China-ASEAN cooperation”.
Details of this 2nd JCC Meeting – the 1st held on February 25th in Beijing; were furnished in a press statement released by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) before the start of the press conference.
The statement among others stated that, both parties were pleased with the rapid progress made at both the parks, particularly at the MCKIP whereby the connectivity at Kuantan Port has been further improved.
“In phase I and phase II, the Elevated Diamond Interchange, Sungai Ular Interchange and the MCKIP loop road are taking place and expected to be completed by January 2016.
“At the same time, Kuantan Port has been expanded whereby dredging, reclamation and berth construction work have commenced. Berth operations will be undertaken in two phases that is in January 2017 and January 2018 respectively.
PRE-COUNCIL MEETING... Dato' Sri DiRaja Adnan and Dato' Lee, plus others; is seen here listening attentively to what said by Encik Mohd Ridzal during this meeting among Malaysian officials, before the JCC Meeting.
THIS UNIQUE COLLABORATION WILL FURTHER ENHANCE TRADE TIES
“In CMQIP, construction of five (5) projects have taken place namely the grain and oil processing project, biomedical project, halal food park project, integrated third party product testing laboratory and LED chip manufacturing industry.
“Two more business entities are in the midst of inking the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up their business activities.
“Malaysia and China are confident that with the strong support and commitment from both governments at federal and state levels, and the active involvement of the private sector of both countries, will result in the successful implementation of both MCKIP and CMQIP projects under this unique ‘Two Countries, Twin Parks’ model.
“This unique collaboration will serve as the catalyst that will further enhance trade and investment ties between the two countries,” according to the 3-page press statement.
Apart from both Dato’ Sri DiRaja Adnan and Madam Gao Yan; others who also attended the meeting were – Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Lee Chee Leong; Vice Governor of Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region, Mr Zhang Xiaoqin; and, Deputy Secretary-General of MITI, Encik Mohd Ridzal Sheriff.
Also present were officials from the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC), and the Malaysian private sector shareholders namely Sime Darby Properties and IJM Land (the Malaysian stakeholders in MCKIP), and the SP Setia and Rimbunan Hijau (the Malaysian stakeholders in CMQIP). – Khabar