The Melaka State Government has secured seven memoranda of understanding (MOUs) at Expo 2020 Dubai worth at least RM5 billion in a major boost to the state’s economy.
More significantly, its foray at the world’s largest expo saw the state winning firm commitments from the developer of the Melaka Gateway
project to forge ahead with its plans to develop three projects on a reclaimed land in the heart of Melaka city.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, who launched the Melaka Week the day before, witnessed the signing and exchange of the seven
MOUs, including three from the Melaka Gateway developer, KAJ Development Sdn Bhd. Datuk Daing A Malek Daing A Rahaman, Chairman of KAJ Development, also witnessed the signings.
For the state government, the deal to revive the stalled Melaka Gateway project marks a major step forward to expedite the development of the Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone or M-WEZ, an economic corridor and a brainchild of Sulaiman.
The first MOU was signed between Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between MG Velocity Sdn Bhd, nominee of KAJ, with X Infinity
Property Sdn Bhd and Total Group Bhd for the development of the Melaka International Cruise Terminal (MICT).
The second MOA was signed between KAJ with Assetwall Sdn Bhd for the development of a modern world-class theme park offering 24
exciting rides and attractions on 36 acres of land at island PME1 of Melaka Gateway.
The third MOU was signed between KAJ and Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, a Government of Dubai Authority and operating through its business division Dubai Airport Free Zone.
The fourth MOU was between Melaka ICT Holdings (MICTH) and Microsoft Corp Malaysia. The tie-up between the Melaka government
company and U.S. tech giant was aimed at supporting the state’s digital transformation initiative.
The fifth MOU was between Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and Malaysia Multimedia University (MMU), which has a big campus in Melaka.
The sixth MOU was between the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) Melaka Chapter and the Middle East Consortium Group, Global Travel Services to boost travel and tourism between the two regions.
The seventh MOU was between NRB FOOD INDUSTRIES (NRB), represented by its Managing Director Raidee Bin Baharum and 3BUMI SDN BHD (3BUMI) represented by its Executive Director, Mohd Silahuddin Bin Jamaluddin.