Service sector received bulk of RM60.9bil investments in Johor, says MB

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The RM60.9bil investment value recorded by Johor – the highest in the country – in the first six months of the year was for 222 projects in various sectors, says Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (pic).

Out of the total value, RM51.73bil came from foreign investors, while RM9.13bil was from domestic investors, he said, adding that the 222 projects produced 7,421 high-income job opportunities for the people.

“The investment amount recorded by Johor was nearly half of the country’s overall investment value of RM123.3bil.

“The service sector received most of the investments at RM54.2bil with 152 projects, the manufacturing sector recorded RM6.7bil with 68 projects while the rest went to the primary industries.

“Under the service sector, the sub-sector that contributed the most to the overall investment value was information and technology, green technology and logistics.

“Whereas the top three contributing sub-sectors in the manufacturing sector were scientific and measuring equipment, chemical and chemical products and electrical and electronics,” he said at the one-day state assembly sitting at Kota Iskandar here on Thursday (Sept 22).

Onn Hafiz was answering questions posed by Anuar Abd Manap (BN-Pemanis), Azizul Bachok (BN-Tiram), Datuk Hasni Mohammad (BN-Benut), Selamat Takim (BN-Sungai Balang) and Hasrunizah Hassan (BN-Pulai Sebatang), regarding the state’s investment value.