AHTV Tanjung Malim to become electric vehicles hub in ASEAN

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TANJUNG MALIM: The government proposes
building a Center of Advanced Automotive Research and Training (CAART) at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) which is located in the High -Tech Valley territory.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the center will be equipped with accomodation facilities, and the high-tech laboratory CAART in UPSI will focus on research, skill training, human resources development and maintenance related to the latest automotive technology.

Ismail added, this will ensure the demand and supply in the latest technology training and human resources in the Automotive High-Tech Valley (AHTV), Tanjung Malim Perak will be sustained productively.

“It is our hope that the launching of AHTV will be another benchmark of the high impact development and will lead to the success of the country holistically,” Ismail said at the launching of AHTV here on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Ismail stressed that the AHTV’s development had been proposed 10 years ago to strengthen the manufacturing of PROTON cars in Shah Alam Selangor in Tanjung Malim and to be more centralised and able to increase productivity.

“With the establishment of AHTV, Malaysia will be among the electric vehicle producing hub and components’ supplier in ASEAN and other larger markets.

“This development is seen to enable to attract foreign investors especially China and other countries as it has the potentials to empower the global automotive ecosystem in bigger areas,” Ismail added.

Ismail said if the United States of America (USA) is proud of Detroit- a district famous for its car manufacturing industry, it is not impossible for Tanjung Malim to be known as the great automotive hub of this region in the future.

Besides that he said, Tanjung Malim will witness the spill over from the development of AHTV project that will generate 370,000 job opportunities throughout its building and 160,000 jobs when in operation.

“The other development that has economic chain such as Industrial Park and property development for commercial purposes and on the whole has the potentials to generate RM32 billion towards year 2030,” Ismail said.

The Prime minister emphasized that the effort to develop AHTV as a new hub for electric vehicles is in line with the government’s aspiration and commitment to achieve the aim of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) concept besides making Malaysia as a neutral carbon country by 2050. -Malaysia World News


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