Kangar, May 13 — The federal government will give its full cooperation to the Perlis state government so that the state’s Industry 4.0 development plan can be realised and would give impact to the people’s economy, said International Trade and Industry Minister (MITI), Datuk Darell Leiking.

He said this was because the plan would not only benefit Perlis but the nation as a whole.

During the visit, the minister also held meetings with officials from MITI agencies and the state government’s senior officers to discuss and update on issues related to the state, specifically in relation to investments, facilities and infrastructure needed to keep Perlis in the investor’s radars.

Darell said last year, Perlis recorded RM8.06 billion in trade, with exports valued at RM3.99 billion.

Meanwhile, Azlan said he was pleased with the ministry’s commitment, especially on matters related to efforts to boost investments and development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

He said he had provided inputs on various matters, including the Chuping Valley Industrial Area (CVIA), so that Perlis would be able to be at par with the more industrialised states.

“The CVIA is targeted to be the catalyst to Perlis’ economic development, therefore I am happy that the Federal government is continuing with the project,” he said.