Job opportunities will be aplenty for Perakeans, according to Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu. Ipoh has been recognised as a destination for Global Business Service (GBS) within the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER). It is expected to attract RM486 million in investments providing some 1500 job opportunities.
“NCER will engage five GBS companies who will commence operations in Ipoh beginning the third and fourth quarters of this year.
“This will generate economic activities in the city and help reduce human capital expenditure. It’ll also encourage Perakeans to serve in their own state.
“Statistics have shown that 22.7 per cent of 20,341 graduates are still unemployed. The state government is working hard to overcome the problem,” Faizal told reporters during a media session after witnessing the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the state government, NCIA (Northern Corridor Implementation Authority) and the five GBS companies at the State Secretariat Building, Ipoh on Friday, May 31.
He expressed his gratitude to NCIA for assisting the state government in attracting more investors to Perak.
“The five GBS companies namely, DigitalQ Solutions Sdn Bhd, Puncak Tegap Sdn Bhd, Revoluteq Sdn Bhd, TecCSA Sdn Bhd and Volgo Sdn Bhd will be located at Aeon Falim,” said Faizal.
He added Ipoh was chosen by NCIA due to the availability of affordable land in Perak, as compared to Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
“NCIA’s efforts in bringing investors to Perak will be easier in times to come because of its economic and political stability,” said Faizal.
Sectors involved with the five companies include finance, human resource, robotic automation process, business resource planning and information technology, which covers big data analytics, software development, and cloud computing based on Industrial Revolution 4.0.