3 November 2016 – CFLD, an international leader in new industry city developments, hosted a group of high-ranking Malaysian government officials on a tour of Gu’an New Industry City yesterday. Members of the Malaysian delegation were led by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak.
Dato’ Sri Najib is in China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. The walkabout at Gu’an New Industry City is part of efforts to enhance cooperation between Chinese and Malaysian companies, in line with CFLD’s commitment to grow its footprint in the ASEAN market.
In 2015, China remained as Malaysia’s largest trading partner with trade increasing by 11.1% from 2014 to reach RM230.9billion – a position it has held for the last seven 1 years since 2009. China is both the largest export market for Malaysian exports and Malaysia’s largest importer. CFLD has been harnessing its core competency of building industry city and mixed-use developments in the expansion of its footprint in the Southeast Asian region. As a mark of confidence in the region’s growth, CFLD set up its international headquarters in Singapore earlier in June 2016, with its Malaysian branch opening later this month.
The half-day delegation visit comprised a tour of incubator, biomedical, and e-commerce business facilities, as well as public amenities such as lakes, parks, and cycling centers in Gu’an New Industry City, which is recognized in China as a leading live-work-and-play model for urbanization. CFLD has, over the past 14 years, transformed the county from a rural town into an innovation-driven industry smart city that is business-friendly, green, sustainable and livable.
According to a high-level spokesperson in CFLD, “Our track record of developing award-winning industry cities in China, and our consistent ability to attract local and international investments and generate employment with our developments, are a testament to CFLD’s experience and capabilities as a leading provider of integrated urban solutions. The Southeast Asian region is an important area for business expansion for CFLD, boasting untapped potential in industry development. We hope to bring the same success to our projects with key partners in the region such as Malaysia.”