The Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association will join a road show next month to encourage the domestic plastics industry to set up or relocate operations to the Kertih Plastics Park on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Petaling Jaya-based MPMA, the Malaysian national oil corporation Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) and the Terengganu state government are promoting the park, which is adjacent to the Petronas Petroleum Industry Complex, and supplies petrochemicals to downstream manufacturers.
The park is linked by rail to a port in Kuantan, said MPMA President Lim Kok Boon. He added that the park also is open to foreign investors.
Lim said the MPMA delegation recently has visited the park and sees it as a major industrial hub for the plastics industry.
The park, located some 75 miles south of the Terengganu state capital of Kuala Terengganu, will include research and development, as well as training facilities, he said.