Courtesy Call on H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc,
Prime Minister of S.R. Vietnam on
27 September 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam
MASSCORP Berhad/MASSDA Land Company Limited made a courtesy call on H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of S.R. Vietnam on 27 September 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Michael Chen Wing Sum, Chairman of MASSDA Land Company Limited, Deputy Chairman of MASSCORP Berhad and Vice-President of MASSA led a delegation that comprised of:-
1) YBhg Datuk Lim Fung Chee
(Director of MASSDA Land Company Ltd. and Vice-President of MASSA)
2) Mr Lee Yai Sin
(General Director, MASSDA Land Company Limited)
3) Ms Ng Su Fun
(General Manger, MASSCORP Berhad and Director of MASSDA
Land Company Limited
4) Ms Florence Khoo
(Manager, MASSCORP Berhad and Director of MASSDA Land
5) Ms Chau Tran Tran
(Manager, MASSDA Land Company Limited)
The Prime Minister was accompanied by H.E. Dang Ding Dinh Quy, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nguyen Duy Hung, Assistant to the Prime Minister and H.E. Huynh Duc Tho, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Danang City, Vietnam.
Tan Sri Dato’ Michael Chen Wing Sum congratulated H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc on his appointment as the Prime Minister of Vietnam.
The Prime Minister fondly recalled the historical ties with MASSDA (previously known as EPZ MASSDA JVC) when MASSDA first invested in Danang City to develop the Danang EPZ (now known as Danang Industrial Zone) almost a quarter of a century ago. He expressed his satisfaction and assured his Government’s support for our continued investments in Danang City.
The Prime Minister hosted a dinner for the MASSDA delegation at the Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Seminar on Trade & Investment Opportunities in African Countries on 19 October 2016 at Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
MASSA, represented by Ms Ng Su Fun, attended the Seminar on Trade & Investment Opportunities in African countries, organised by MIDA on 19 October 2016 at Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
7 African countries, namely, Ethiopia, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia gave a presentation of their respective Trade & Investment climate of their country. These African delegates were in Malaysia to attend a Third Country Training Programme organised by JICA and MIDA.
Coordination Meeting on “Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016” on 28 October 2016
MASSA attended the Coordination Meeting on “Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016” at the Bangladesh High Commission.
“Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016” will be organised by Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) and Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia.
MASSA is one of the supporting partners for this event. The Summit will be held on 5th December 2016 at the Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
“Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016” at The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) and Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia jointly organised the “Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016” at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur on 5 December 2016.
With the theme “Sustainable Business – the Road to Progress”, the event was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Dhaka, High Commission of Malaysia in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), MATRADE, MASSA and FBCCI.
The Summit aimed to highlight and to explore joint venture developments in Bangladesh, to showcase private sector investment opportunities and to demonstrate opportunities for potential value addition to sustain the economic growth in Bangladesh which has been expected to achieve more than 7% GDP growth in 2016. The Summit was also an opportunity for investors and traders to establish wider business network with potential business partners.
Mr Syed Nurul Islam, Chairman, Organizing Committee, Bangladesh Trade & Investment Summit 2016 and Former President of BMCCI delivered the Welcome Remarks at the event.
The following VIPs also delivered the Address at the event:-
1) Mr Sohail R.K. Hussain, Managing Director & CEO, The City Bank Limited, Bangladesh,
2) H.E. Md Shahidul Islam, Honorable High Commissioner, Bangladesh High Commission in Malaysia, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh,
3) Ar. Md. Alamgir Jalil, President, Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI),
4) Guest of Honor, Y.B. Datuk Haji Ahmad bin Haji Maslan, Honourable Deputy Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Government of Malaysia,
5) Special Guest H.E. Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P., Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Chief Guest, H.E. Tofail Ahmed, M.P., Honourable Minister, Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh delivered the Inaugural Speech at the event.
3 Business Sessions was held as follows:-
1) Business Session I: “Bangladesh – The Most Preferred Investment Destination in South Asia”
– Chaired by Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Ambassador and Former Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the UN & Chairman, Bangladesh Study Trust
– Keynote Presenter: Mr Kazi M Aminul Islam, Executive Chairman, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangldesh
Dr Ahsan H. Mansur, Executive Director, Policy Research Institute (PRI), Bangladesh
Mr Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Robi Axiata Ltd., Bangladesh
Mr Ifty Islam, Group Chairman, Asian Tiger Capital Partners BD Limited, Bangladesh
Mr K.M. Tanjib-ul Alam, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh
Mr Syed Moazzam Hossain, Managing Director, SMH Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2) Business Session II: “Trade: Challenges and Opportunities in Bangladesh”
– Chaired by Mr Mir Nasir Hossain, Former President, The Federation of
Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Bangladesh
– Keynote Presenter: Mr Md Rafiqul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, Green Delta Capital Limited
Dr. M. Masrur Reaz, Senior Economist, World Bank Group, Bangladesh
Mr Asif Ibrahim, Vice Chairman, Newage Group, Bangladesh
Y.H. Dato’ Goonahlam Subramaniam, Director, K-Link International (Bangladesh) Pvt. Ltd., Bangladesh
Mr Syed Almad Kabir, CEO, MetroNet Bangladesh Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh
3) Business Session III: “Energy and Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in Bangladesh”
– Chaired by Mr Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Managing Director, A.K. Khan & Co. Ltd., Bangladesh
– Keynote Presenter: Mr Md Faruque Ahmed, Director General, Public Private Partnership Authority, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh
Mr Ahmad Syahrani bin Sulaiman, Regional Country Manager, Powertek, Bangladesh
Mr Humayun Rashid, Managing Director, Energypac Ltd.,
Mr Zarif Munir, Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group,
Mr Md. Abu Rashed, PPP Expert (Advisor) at PPPA Office, Prime
Minister’s Office, Government of the People’s Republic of
Dr. S. Sabrina, CEO, BNG Global Holdings, Malaysia
Africa Business Day on 31 October 2016 at MITI Tower, Kuala Lumpur
MITI and its agencies, namely MATRADE and MIDA hosted the “Africa Business Day” at MITI Tower, Kuala Lumpur on 31 October 3026.
It was an idea mooted by YB MITI Minister at a breakfast meeting with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of the African countries where they strategized on ways to further develop and increase trade and investments mutually, leveraging on each others strengths.
The event was well attended. Workshops on construction & infrastructure, agribusiness, healthcare and medical tourism highlighted the testimonies of Malaysian investors in Africa as well as African companies keen to look for strategic partnerships with Malaysian companies.
The Republic of Suriname “Trade and Business Forum” on 7 December 2016 at MARDI Headquarters, Serdang
MARDI Holdings Sdn Bhd organised a “Trade and Business Forum on The Republic of Suriname” in conjunction with Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism (MAHA) International 2016 on 7 December 2016 at the Auditorium MARDI Training Centre, MARDI Headquarters, Serdang.
The Republic of Suriname is situated on the north coast of the South American continent, bordering the Atlantic Ocean on the north, Guyana on the west, French-Guiana (EU) on the east, and Brazil on the South. Suriname’s climate is tropical, warm and humid, moderated by trade winds.
Mining remains the country’s principal currency earner with gold as the largest exported product followed by oil. Agriculture in Suriname plays a secondary role in the economy where the sector’s share in GDP fell from around 17% in 1994 to 7% in 2014. However, agriculture has significant socio-economic relevance, as it is a major provider of employment in rural areas, earns 5% of foreign exchange and is a key contributor to food security through the production of rice, the population’s main staple food. Suriname remains a country with strong agricultural development potential.
Through the facilitation of Islamic Development Bank (IDB), MARDI Holdings Sdn Bhd has been engaged to assist Suriname in improving their rice industry and maintain its sustainability. As part of its involvement in this initiative, MARDI Holdings Sdn Bhd has been working closely with the Government of Suriname to also look into other potentials that can help drive the agriculture industry further up the value chain of this country’s economy.
His Excellency Ambassador Anwer S. Lall Mohamed, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Suriname presented a paper on “Opportunities in Suriname for Private Investors from Malaysia” at the Forum as follow:-