EUMCCI-UTM Seminar on Ocean Energy: Aqua Powering the Future

Jean Poireau - 05-déc.-2016 08:32:12
  Business France , as part of the project Support for European Business in South East Asia Malaysia Markets Component - SEBSEAM and as the leader of the sector "Energy and Environment" , has organized a symposium on Marine Renewable Energies (MRE). The event was organized in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Malaysia ( EUMCCI) and the Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM ).   The event, dedicated to investment opportunities in the MRE sector, allowed 6 French companies ( Bardot Ocean, DCNS, Guinard Energies, NOV-BLM, Principia, Sabella ), all specialized in Ocean Thermal Energy, Tidal Barrage, Tidal Current Energy and Wave Energy to meet with local actors of the MRE sector (Universities, local authorities and private actors).   Programs over the two days included general market analysis, networking sessions and presentations of the European know-how and offer. This event offered a good opportunity to European companies to better understand the market and to meet with the local players.  

The French Hospitality School Vatel opens in Malaysia

Lyslie Legendre - 29-nov.-2016 11:50:22
First set up in Paris in 1981, Vatel - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management has grown and bounds to own 31 campuses over 4 continents with a large network of 29, 000 alumni. It has recently expanded its wings to Malaysia and City University College of Science and Technology as an official licensed college to deliver out the Vatel School curriculum in its Petaling Jaya campus. This collaboration aims to meet the growing needs of the tourism industry in Malaysia and was launched with a signing ceremony witnessed by H.E Christophe Penot, the Ambassador of France to Malaysia.    At the event, Vatel took the opportunity to sign agreements with Double Tree by Hilton, Accord, Dorsett Group and Aloft.

Esthetics International Group Berhad and the French beauty equipment company LPG have signed a distribution agreement

Lyslie Legendre - 07-nov.-2016 10:33:49
The distribution agreement was signed earlier this year between the whollyowned subsidiary of EIG (EIG Dermal Wellness) and LPG Systems (LPG) which grants the Malaysian company the exclusive right to sell and distribute LPG skin care equipment through the professional beauty and wellness market in Malaysia for a period of one year. The agreement enables EIG to further leverage and expand its distribution of professional skin care and beauty equipment through all appropriate distribution channels, including professional salons. Source 

Malaysian fashion set to take the stage in Paris

Olivier Colin - 27-sept.-2016 06:21:10
10 talented Malaysian fashion designers, Bon Zainal, Bill Keith, Fizi Woo, Jo Disaya, Keith Kee, Porosus, Ruzz Gahara, Sakura Malaysia, Tanoti and Toi-The Dressmakers have been selected to showcase their ready-to-wear spring/summer 2017 collection in Paris during the global launch of Malaysia Fashion Week 2016 in conjunction with Paris Fashion Week. The famous King’s River boat located at the Escale the Grenelle along the River Seine will play host to the fashion show that will unveil these labels to the fashion world on the second day of the Paris Fashion Week. Jointly organized by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysia’s leading lifestyle fashion event organiser, STYLO International Sdn Bhd. Malaysia Fashion Week is a public-private initiative dedicated to provide a platform for social and commercial innovation and opens doors to better engagement with designers, traders and buyers from all over the world.   Source: 

High Speed Rail : Malaysia and Singapore will build their own portion of HSR track

Guillaume SCHICKELE - 12-août-2016 11:27:10
The CEO of SPAD Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said that Malaysia and Singapore would build their respective portions of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) link’s track. The Malaysian Government would appoint an asset management company for the construction and the maintenance of the HSR’s signaling and communications network. Another company would be appointed to operate the HSR.   Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit, Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan also said that for the financial part, the rail project would be shared between both countries based on an “equitable fair percentage” .

Malaysia and Singapore High-Speed Rail project

Laetitia Boura - 29-juil.-2016 06:09:38
  On the 19 th July 2016, Malaysia and Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, signifying both countries’ commitment towards this iconic project.   Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak signed the agreement contract during an official ceremony, which was held at the latter’s official residence at Sri Perdana.   Each country will be responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of the civil infrastructure and stations within their own domain through MyHSR Corporation for Malaysia and the Land Transport Authority for Singapore.   The HSR project, targeted for commercial operations in 2026, will have eight stations, namely Bandar Malaysia, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Puteri and Singapore. The 350km rail would reduce travel time between the two countries to just 90 minutes, with speeds of over 300km per hour.    The rail link reflects improved relations in recent years and both governments will call for open international tenders in August 2016 to appoint a joint development partner.

Colas Rail won Malaysia MRT2 package

Kim Hwa KHOO - 05-juil.-2016 09:28:19
MRT Corp has awarded the system work package SY205 of MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line (MRT2) to Colas Rail Consortium. The RM 693.03 million (152.46 million euro) package includes the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of power supply and distribution system. The decision was made following a One-Stop Procurement Committee Meeting (OSPC) chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Razak. Meanwhile, the system work page of commercial telecom and information technology has been awarded to local company Sapura – EVD Consortium, while another local company SN Akmida Holding Sdn Bhd has won the construction of Sungai Besi Police Quarters.   To be able to win the bidding process, foreign companies need to prove in their tender that they have created joint venture with local company, with the weightage of work undertaken by the local company to be no less than 30%.  MRT requires local companies to participate actively in the MRT Project to further encourage knowledge transfer into Malaysian economy .
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