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Boom: Malaysia's Northern States boosted by infrastructural aid, US-China trade war

Boost in investment flow thanks to infrastructural aid, trade war

The Northern Corridor Economic Region covers Perlis, Penang (pictured), Kedah and northern Perak.
The Northern Corridor Economic Region covers Perlis, Penang (pictured), Kedah and northern Perak.ST PHOTO: SHANNON TEOH

Driving up to Malaysia's north-west, one is more likely to be greeted by endless padi fields than rows of factories and trucks transporting cargo. But it belies a tremendous surge of investment interest in recent years.

The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), which covers Perlis, Penang, Kedah and northern Perak, is in fact second only to Johor's Iskandar, in terms of investments, among Malaysia's five development corridors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 16, 2019, with the headline ' Boom: Malaysia's Northern States'. Subscribe