By Khairul Azran Hussin
SHAH ALAM, June 26 — The Selangor economic recovery plan will be tabled soon to address the state’s focus on growing the aerospace industry, says Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
The Menteri Besar said an economic boost would ensure that the state would meet its target to become the main industry player in the global aerospace sector in ten years’ time.
“The Covid-19 outbreak and the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) had majorly impacted the aerospace industry in both the services and manufacturing sector.
“Even though a lot of the sectors have resume operations, the recovery process is still slow. For example, many aircraft are still unable to fly and the number of passengers has dropped,” Amirudin told SelangorKini after witnessing the memorandum of understanding (MoU) ceremony between Invest Selangor Berhad and the Malaysia Aerospace Industry Association (MAIA), here today.
Also present were Invest Selangor chief executive officer Datuk Hasan Azhari Idris and representing the association was Naguib Mohd Nor.
Amirudin added that the state government welcomes feedback from aerospace industry players from time to time in order to continue uplifting the sector.
Selangor has aimed to become a major player in the global aerospace industry by 2030 through the Selangor Aerospace Action Plan executed by the Selangor Darul Ehsan Aerospace Industry Coordination Office (S-Daico).
In 10 years time, Malaysia’s industry in aero-manufacturing is expected to generate RM21.2 billion, while MRO or maintenance, repair and overhaul (RM20.4 billion), and RM13.6 billion for engineering and design services.