Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Malaysia to be considered as alternative for Kuokuang project
Malaysia to be considered as alternative for Kuokuang project
Apr '11
Minister of Economic Affairs, Shih Yen-shiang recently informed the legislators that, two sites in Malaysia are being considered as alternative sites for the proposed Kuokuang Petrochemical Park and are now going through feasibility tests.

Besides, Indonesia is also being considered as a proposed site for shifting the project. However, China and the Middle East have been excluded from the list of possible sites.

State-owned oil refinery CPC Corp, Taiwan's officials paid a visit to two of the sites in Malaysia to carry out feasibility check. The two sites included Johor state to the north of Singapore and Port Klang near Kuala Lumpur, the Minister said and added that, studies are also being undertaken in Indonesia and other countries of the world.

However, Taiwan still remains to be the main site under consideration for the project, he said and clarified that, the other sites are being assessed simultaneously owing to the concerns that the park may fail to clear the Environmental Impact Assessments, or may pass the same subject to stringent stipulations, which would make it less feasible.

Kuokuang Petrochemical Technology Co., a subsidiary firm of CPC, launched the multibillion-dollar project, to enhance oil refining capacity and boost production of petrochemicals like ethylene.

However, the project that has undergone over 20 environmental assessments and has been held up for over the last five years, has countered several oppositions from ecologists and inhabitants of Changhua County, where the park is proposed to be set up, over apprehensions of health hazards and possibilities that it may cause harm to oyster and eel farms in the region.

Malaysia recently stated that it would study the Kuokuang project, and if finds it advantageous for the country's economy, would subsidise the same.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

President Donald Trump; Courtesy: White House

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

US textile industry eager to work with President Trump

The US textile industry is eager to work with President Donald Trump...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

LyondellBasel expands Texas plant ethylene capacity

US based producer of petrochemicals and speciality chemicals...

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

China’s cotton imports down 39% in 2016

China’s total cotton imports declined by 39.1 per cent to ...tons in...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Rashi Menda

Every fifth sale we make on Zapyle is a repeat purchase

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search