Visiting Germany

Press Statement by Cheong Yin Fan Press Secretary to Chief Minister of Penang:

Penang Chief Minister YAB Lim Guan Eng will be visiting Germany on 8th- till 13th June 2010 to attend the PhotoVoltaic (PV) InterSolar 2010 Exhibition.

This visit will include 30 delegates of local Malaysian companies and MIDA senior officers. The Malaysian delegates will attend the Intersolar 2010 Exhibition where they will network and explore business opportunities with German counterparts who are in the solar industry. The Chief Minister will also meet some other Solar energy industrialists while in Germany.

Besides that, delegates will also have the opportunity to visit Solar Parks located at Munich and Freiburg (Solar City) where they will have first hand information of how the German cities are utilizing the state of the art solar energy to power their communities and industries.

The Chief Minister will then be visiting B.Braun corporate Headquarters at Mulsungen on 10th June 2010 to reciprocate the visit made by CEO/Chairman Dato’ Prof. Dr. Braun last year to Penang. During this visit, The Chief Minister will meet Board of Directors and senior management staff of B.Braun to know more of the comprehensive roadmap of B.Braun’s future directions in Penang. To date, B. Braun has invested RM1 billion to provide more than 4,700 employment opportunities in Penang. B. Braun will continue to invest RM1.75 billion in 5 years by 2013 as part of its expansion plans in its Penang plant. B. Braun has also committed to investing RM500 million into its R&D capabilities last year.

The Chief Minister will be accompanied by his wife, YB Betty Chew, Yang Berbahagia Dato Lee Kah Choon, Executive Chairman for InvestPenang, Miss Anna Ong , Senior Manager – Corp and Knowledge Management and Events and Communications for InvestPenang and Jeffrey Chew, Special Officer to the Chief Minister (Investment/Manufacturing).

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