By Selangor Journal Team
SHAH ALAM, June 9 — Selangor is set to become the primary data centre for Malaysia with the entry of Australia’s NEXTDC Ltd to the state, said Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.
He noted how Selangor was chosen as NEXTDC’s first data centre outside its home country, with an investment of RM3 billion which will see the construction of a plant in Petaling Jaya with a 65 megawatts capacity.
The development of the centre is on track to be completed within the next 18 months.
According to Amirudin, the development is set to provide high income job opportunities to graduates in Selangor and signifies investors’ confidence in the state.
“An investment of this scale exemplifies the confidence from the business community towards the Selangor state government and our commitment to deliver on our economic plans, including easing business processes for the wellbeing of our people,” he said in a Facebook post last night.
In view of this, Amirudin has urged the federal government to increase its development allocation for Selangor, particularly for digital infrastructure and 5G.
He also welcomed the commitment given to him by Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil for the matter to be taken up in Cabinet.
Yesterday, NEXTDC announced its decision to enter the Malaysian market through the construction of an Uptime Institute Tier IV-certified data centre in Petaling Jaya, which will be known as KL1.
KL1 will service cloud platform providers, enterprises and government customers throughout Malaysia.