"We in ASEAN can enjoy net gains if the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) can be designed to serve national and regional interests," Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir said at his keynote speech during the international event.
It has been five years since the Kuantan industrial park's construction started, what is the development progress of MCKIP? The status in attracting investments and companies settling in? Has it gained the support of the local government and community? Business Times visited the industrial park and interviewed the project representatives to response to these questions in depths.
Although the East Coast Malaysia is relatively lagging behind with regard of economy, its development potentials cannot be underestimated. Kuantan Port is most likely to become an gateway port connecting China and ASEAN.