Huawei to set up data hosting and logistics center in Malaysia

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and Khazanah Nasional Berhad enter into a collaboration agreement whereby Huawei shall invest and set up a regional data hosting and logistics center and will be located in the fast-growing Nusajaya region of Iskandar Malaysia, with the support and facilitation by Khazanah.

The exchange ceremony was witnessed by prime minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato’ Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Razak and president of People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, in conjunction with the first state visit by the China President to Malaysia.

This new center shall serve Huawei customers in the region, leveraging on the strategic location of Malaysia in Asia Pacific, superb infrastructure, excellent government support in terms of investment incentives and the close bilateral relationship between the government of Malaysia and the government of People’s Republic of China.

The regional data hosting center will be located in an office space of at least 10,000 square feet while the regional logistics center will occupy a warehouse space of at least 80,000 square feet in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. The annual shipment volume is projected to be 1,300 to 1,500 containers at Tanjung Pelepas Port in Iskandar Malaysia, with a cargo value worth estimated at $300 million.

The proposed regional center is expected to result in the creation of 600 jobs in various managerial, technical and administrative positions in Iskandar Malaysia.

Huawei is also committed to the development of local human capital required, for the ICT and professional talents, to manage and operate the center that uses latest ICT technologies intensively for the efficient operation, in collaboration with Khazanah and other government agencies.

“The strategic investment by Huawei is another milestone in the growth and progress of Iskandar Malaysia, which overall continues to attract investments in multiple sectors from both domestic and foreign investors. We look forward to working closely with Huawei and are confident that our collaborative efforts will be a success,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Azman bin Hj Mokhtar, managing director, Khazanah.

David Wei Cheng Min, president, Huawei South Pacific Region said, “Our new investment into Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia is another major milestone in making Malaysia as our regional business gateway to reach out to the Asia Pacific region. Malaysia’s openness to foreign investment, strong incentives of encouraging foreign investment, rich skilled workforce and geographic advantages, underline our confidence in further investment in Malaysia.”

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