Press Statement by Cheong Yin Fan in Penang on
CM to promote Penang in South
Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng is
leading a strong 52 member delegation on a trade and investment
promotion mission to Seoul, South Korea from October 28 to November 1,
2008. The delegation will participate in the Asia Pacific Tourism
Investment Conference and EXPO (APTIC) where the Penang Pavilion will be
set up to showcase Penang’s value propositions.
The objective of Penang’s participation in APTIC is to promote Penang as
an ideal home for MM2H participants from Korea. Private sector companies
in Penang that are participating in the Penang Pavilion include the
Eastern & Oriental Berhad, SP Setia Berhad, Hunza Properties Berhad,
Ideal Property Intelligence Sdn Bhd and the Penang Health Association.
The Chief Minister is scheduled to present a paper entitled “
Sustainable Tourism Development in a Heritage Environment- the Penang
Story” on October 30, at the APTIC.
In addition, it is also the aim of the Penang State Government to
enhance relationship with existing investors as well as to promote
potential investments to Penang. As such, the Chief Minister will also
have business meetings with several Korean companies and potential
investors in various sectors, which include medical devices,
electronics, healthcare, education, tour & travel and recreational. The
Chief Minister will also have an official meeting with the Deputy
Minister of Tourism, Sports and Culture, Korea on October 31, 2008.
Accompanying the Chief Minister for this mission are Madam Betty Chew;
Penang Deputy Chief Minister-1, Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin; State EXCO
member for Tourism, Danny Law; Members of Parliament, Jeff Ooi and Liew
Chin Tong; PDC’s GM, Dato’ Rosli Jaafar; investPenang’s Chairman of the
Executive Committee, Dato’ Lee Kah Chooon and officials from
* Cheong Yin Fan, Press Secretary to Chief Minister of