Malaysia's Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) visit TARRC

TARRC was pleased to welcome Malaysia's Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) to a snowy day at Brickendonbury on Sunday 20th January 2013. The visiting delegation were given an introductory briefing by Dr Kamarudin Ab-Malek, TARRC's CEO, regarding TARRC's past and future contributions to the Malaysian rubber industry and the world. They were then taken on a tour through the snow to TARRC's laboratories by Dr Stuart Cook, TARRC's Director of Research.



The NCIA is the statutory body responsible for establishing directions, policies and programmes for the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER). The NCER development plan, which encompasses the Malaysian states of Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Northern Perak, has a vision to achieve a world-class economic region by the year 2025. It aims to become a sustainable economic region empowered by a population living a balanced lifestyle with a holistic approach to business. The rationale behind NCER is increase the competitiveness of the country in order to facilitate improvement in the standard of living of the nation.

Incorporated in June 2008, the NCIA, is a body corporate established with the objectives:- 

a) To promote and accelerate the development of the NCER into a world-class economic region and a choice destination for investment, work and living; and

b) To ensure that social development and sustainable development are kept as priorities whilst driving economic growth in the NCER.

For more information on the NCIA and NCER than please visit the NCER official website.

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