THE Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Penang branch has pledged to continue its partnership with state and Federal Government for betterment of the manufacturing sector.
Its branch chairman Datuk Dr Ooi Eng Hock said the federation strived to work with all stakeholders to make Penang the preferred destination for locals and foreign investors.
“This 50th anniversary celebration marks a significant milestone for the federation and state.
“The activities that were held over the years would not be possible without the full support and cooperation from state and other agencies,” he said in his speech during the 50th anniversary grand annual dinner at Hotel Equatorial Penang today.
Dr Ooi also stressed on the need to embrace Industry 4.0 to move forward in this digital era.
He also touched on, among others, the Penang International Airport expansion, funds for small and medium industries (SMIs), and traffic congestion issues in his speech.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow thanked FMM Penang branch for inviting him to the momentous event.
“I am impressed by the vital role that FMM Penang branch has been playing.
“Penang has contributed a lot to the national economy. Multinational companies in Penang have also provided job opportunities to the people,” he said.
Chow also thanked FMM Penang branch for donating RM200,000 to the Penang Future Foundation (PFF) to benefit the outstanding underprivileged students.
Also present were Chow’s wife Tan Lean Kee, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industries Dr Ong Kian Ming and FMM president Datuk Soh Thian Lai.
Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Law Suun Ting
Video by Chan Kok Kuan