Johor MB in China courting investors in robotics sector

Ahmad Fairuz Othman

SHANGHAI: Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin is in town leading a delegation to rope in Chinese investment to develop the robotics sector in Johor.

Khaled is set to engage in discussions with Hao Zhangang, chairman of the Beijing Huize Boyuan Robot Investment Company Limited.

The Johor delegation includes Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) chief executive officer Datuk Azman Mahmud, Johor state secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani and Johor Corporation (JCorp) president and chief executive Datuk Kamaruzzman Abu Kassim.

Beijing Huize Boyuan is one of the leading robotics systems companies in China.

Two memoranda of understanding will be signed between Johor and two Chinese companies – Beijing Huize Boyuan and Everbright International Limited, Asia's biggest waste-to-energy investor and operator.

Khaled gave a keynote address during a roundtable meeting with 20 potential Chinese investors at Jing An Shangri La Hotel here yesterday.

The Menteri Besar is on a four-day official visit to Shanghai until Sunday.