JOHOR BAHARU, Feb 6 — The soon to be built Johor Halal Park by United Malayan Land Bhd in Pasir Gudang will spearhead the development of an international halal hub in the state.
The RM1.5 billion park is expected to be completed between five and seven years, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
“The halal park, which would have a distribution centre and laboratory to audit and determine if a factory conforms to halal standards, was also expected to draw more investors to the state,” he told reporters after attending a parent, teachers association meeting at Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Rinting Dua near here.
Mohamed Khaled, who was on a recent trade and promotion mission to Japan, also said many Japanese companies were keen to set up operations in the halal park.
He added that the state government was willing to impart expertise in the area of halal certification for Japanese halal products.