NCIA pledged to increase Perlis high-paying jobs

NCIA pledged to increase Perlis high-paying jobs

NCIA pledged to increase Perlis high-paying jobsThe Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) is dedicated to enhancing the skills of local talent through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the state and to producing more high-paying job opportunities in Perlis.

According to its Chief Executive, Mohamad Haris Kader Sultan, the NCIA has been instrumental in generating RM132.4 million in investment and 651 job possibilities, both of which raise locals’ standards of living and sustain Perlis’ industrial ecology.

“The key to economic prosperity lies in creating high-income job opportunities. Our cooperation with companies and local institutions have played key roles in providing opportunities as well as strengthening Perlis’ socioeconomics,” he said in a statement today.

According to Mohamad Haris, the NCIA has fostered talent and skill development, particularly in technical and vocational education (TVET). So far, 751 participants have received skills training and have had their skills matched with regional economic needs.

According to him, 142 of those people were highly competent. They helped Perlis achieve its goal of becoming a high-income state out of 609 participants who considered semi-skilled.


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Meanwhile, he stated that the NCER Entrepreneur Fund Programme (DU@NCER), which created to offer financial support to Bumiputera firms in the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), always supported by the NCIA as part of the “Perlis Digital Plan 2021-2025.”

“Through this program, we successfully set up the Smart Application Development Project as a result of the collaboration between Infinity Wave Sdn Bhd and the Perlis State Economic Development Corporation (PKENPs). The emphasis of the project is on automation, digitalization, and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) compliance to help bridge the economic gap.

“It creates digitally literate individuals and vendors who are able to provide services related to mobile application development, design and cyber security. Through the amenities provided by NCIA, the total investment in this project now amounts to RM4.5 million,” he said.

Additionally, Mohamad Haris stated that 3,920 job opportunities—520 direct jobs and 3,400 indirect jobs—by the Perlis Inland Port (PIP) project, which anticipated to have a significant influence on the state.

According to him, the PIP anticipated to be completely operational by 2025, generate RM1.2 billion in total private investment by 2030, and add RM2.3 billion to Perlis’ GDP.

“The PIP project is an important part of our vision to turn Perlis into a trading and manufacturing hub. We believe Perlis’ strategic location can be utilised to drive economic growth and prosperity in the region,” added Mohamad Haris.

The NCIA’s commitment to Perlis’s economic growth and welfare, according to Perlis Menteri Besar Mohd Shukri Ramli, is praiseworthy. The state has benefited much from the many strategies for fostering economic growth to eradicate poverty.

“I am grateful for the NCIA’s unwavering commitment to the people of Perlis,” he added.

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