Google’s RM9.4 Billion Data Centre To Place Elmina On Global Map

The Ministry of Investment, Trade & Industry has confirmed that the new Google Cloud Data Centre which the tech giant committed to invest RM9.4 billion (USD2 billion) will be located in Sime Darby Properties’ Elmina Business Park.

This will surely raise the profile of the area and the set investment by Google will also support 26,500 jobs across various
sectors in– including in healthcare, education, and finance – with a total economic impact valued at RM15.04 billion (USD3.2 billion).

Malaysia has become a hotbed for data centres with both Klang Valley and Johor being the favourites for now, the ministry noted that the Malaysia cloud region will join 40 regions and 121 zones currently in operation around the world to meet the growing demand for cloud services locally and globally, as well as Al literacy programs for Malaysian students and educators.

It added the latest commitment by yet another global tech giant to Malaysia represents a key milestone in the MADANI Government’s vision to attract more digital investors into the country, to help build a digitally enabled economy that is both strong and safe. The increased capacity of and reliability on cloud services will support various sectors – including healthcare, education, and finance – to foster a more connected and resilient world.

Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Aziz, Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, said, “Google’s latest announcement on its RM9.4-billion investment in Malaysia will significantly advance the digital ambitions outlined in our New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030). The Google data center and Google Cloud region in Greater Kuala Lumpur will empower our manufacturing and service-based industries to leverage AI and other advanced technologies to move up the global
value chain, with an estimated economic impact valued at RM15.04 billion.

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