Nine delegates from Ipoh led by Adun of Pokok Assam, Yee Seu Kai went on a trade mission to Henan in Nanzhou, Foshan and Guangzhou recently. Dato’ Loke Chee Yan (Adun Kepayang) was amongst the group which also consisted of two delegates from Penang and one from Johor.
A trade dialogue was held where the Nanzhou Mayor introduced their industries that invites foreign investments, investment policies and incentives, and in return the Malaysian delegation highlighted the investment opportunities and the favourable infrastructure in Perak especially Ipoh.
After the trip to Henan four delegates went on to Foshan where they were hosted by the Nanhai Bureau of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs during which discussions centred on development of bilateral business relationships through the Nanhai Association of Perak and Nanhai Foshan with emphasis on ASEAN trade.
From here, the delegation went to Guangzhou, where they paid a courtesy call to Mr Suresh Kumar – Trade Consul/Trade Commissioner of Consulate General of Malaysia Trade Section (MATRADE) Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
The entire trip was deemed a success as the group learnt about Henan Nanzhou’s investment opportunities which coincides with Ipoh’s natural resources which will be of interest to the Quarry Association of Ipoh, while the visit to the Consul and Trade Commissioner of Matrade was fruitful as it took Ipoh right into the trading hub of Guangdong which is Guangzhou, a fact which Dato’ Hanfi, Chairman of Perak Invest, was apprised of by Yee on his return.