In 2018, 11 aerospace projects with total investments of RM816.3 million were approved, generating 2,442 jobs. The offer was extended by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Haji Mukhriz Tun Mahathir during his meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Olexander Nechytaylo and Antonov’s representative in Penang on Thursday night. Antonov was established in Kyiv in 1946, and the company specialises in manufacturing cargo aircraft. The meeting was also attended by Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Chief Executive Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John, Bernhard Schutte Chairman of TAPiO Management Advisory Sdn Bhd and KXP Airport City Holdings Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Datuk Dr Ir. Annuar Saffar. Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said the Ministry of Economic Affairs was looking forward to welcome foreign investments in the aerospace industry as a catalyst to generate high income jobs to develop the country’s capability in MRO and in manufacturing aircraft components.
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