The manufacturing cluster is the main contributor of private investment and an important economic driver in the ECER. The fact that ECER is a greenfield and resource-rich investment destination has enabled the Region to be a highly competitive manufacturing destination. ECER’s geographical position also makes it the ideal gateway to ASEAN and Asia-Pacific economies for investors.
Public investment is being funneled into strategic projects and programmes to stimulate socio-economic growth and attract private investments. One of the catalysts of growth in ECER’s manufacturing cluster is the thematic industrial parks by ECERDC.
The key sectors in ECER’s manufacturing cluster are: