The Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) , officially opened in 1996, is the first Hi-Tech Park in Malaysia. The KHTP is situated in the district of Kulim, in the state of Kedah, in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia. Currently, the development of KHTP covers an area of approximately 1,700 hectares (approximately 4,000 acres).
The KHTP is conceived and developed as one of the national strategies of Vision 2020 for Malaysia to become a fully-industrialised nation by 2020, Envisioned to be the ‘Science City of The Future’, the KHTP has continually being developed and promoted as an integrated science park targeting clean, capital-intesive, and high, value-added technology-related industries primarily in the fields of advanced electronics, mechanical electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, optoelectronics, biotechnology, advanced materials, research and development and emerging technologies.
Right from the onset, the development of KHTP incorporates 6 elements or Zones, namely:
- R&D and Training;
- Urban; and
Kulim Technology Park Corporation Sdn Bhd (D-44351), a whole-subsidiary of the Kedah State Development Corporation, is the developer and manager of the KHTP; while the Malaysian Federal Government fully supports the KHTP development by way of dedicated development funds, as well as, other critical advisory and promotion support.
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