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Over 20,000 job openings are available at a two-day job fair held at the Putra World Trade Centre, Malaysia. About 100 companies are participating in the National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects and Career Fair 2018, which was conducted by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida).
Mida chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said that the event, which begins yesterday (Apr 12) until today (Apr 13), is the biggest career fair organised by the authority.
The 28 main exhibits focused mainly on rail projects, including those developed by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd and other industry players. Besides participating companies, there are also 2,000 representatives of prominent industry players, local authorities, business chambers and embassies attended the conference, where opportunities in the supply chains of local infrastructure projects were discussed.
The speakers invited for the conference include representatives from the Land Public Transport Commission, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd and MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhd.
Mr Mahmud stated that Mida was currently working on to develop opportunities for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and encourage them to take part in multinational companies’ supply chains within the rail project industry, The New Straits Time reports.
“Recognising that infrastructure development is an important catalyst to promote investments to spur the country’s economic growth, we are intensifying efforts to promote sustainable linkages among all stakeholders.”
“We want to encourage the transfer of advanced technology, increase in employment opportunities and talent development as well as sustain the growth of local industry players, including SMEs in related sectors,” he added.
The authority has also embarked on a nationwide effort to boost the development of industrial parks. According to Mr Mahmud, the Industrial Park Forum was set up to meet the needs of emerging industries, particularly in terms of Internet connectivity, industry 4.0 elements, efficient management of park facilities, eco-waste management and adequate supply of utility requirements.
“In the context of the rail industry, the Malaysia Rail Industry Corporation, a group of 31 local rail industry companies, has come up with a proposal to set up a dedicated industrial park to streamline the rail industrial ecosystem.
“We are following closely on the development of this proposal and stand ready to assist where necessary,” he said.
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