KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pix) hopes that national car manufacturer, Proton can set up a fabrication factory in Sabah.
He said that there were many reasons why the company must set up a plant in Sabah including the position of the state close to Japan, China, Hong Kong, and the soon-to-be relocated Indonesian capital in Kalimantan.
‘’Sabah too is set to have an international harbour in Kudat and it will indirectly make Sabah the most suitable state to put up a factory for turning out Proton cars.
‘’With the existence of the fabrication factory, there will be job opportunities in Sabah especially in the automotive sector,’’ he said in his speech when launching Proton 4S Centre (offering sale, service, replacement parts and body work and paint) the biggest in Malaysia, here, today.
At the same time, Mohd Shafie said that the Sabah government was committed in setting up technical and vocational schools and colleges.
‘’We make sure the technical and vocational schools and colleges will boost the skills of the Sabah-born to prepare them to join the job market especially in the automotive sector,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Proton, in a statement which was distributed during the event said, the Proton 4S Centre was opened by Fook Loi Corporation (Sabah) Sdn Bhd. — Bernama