KRC is the first dedicated Rubber Industrial Park in Kedah. Covering an area of 1,244 acres, it is envisioned to accelerate the development of Malaysia’s rubber industry.
The project is a synergistic effort supported by Malaysia and Thailand to stimulate socioeconomic development in the border region. It will be developed into a “Rubber Corridor” that will link the region’s major rubber producers in the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT).
These seven (7) key clusters have been identified for KRC:
- Advanced Latex Products
- Tyre and Tyre Related Products
- Automotive Rubber Products
- Engineering Rubber Products
- Advanced Rubber Materials
- Services & Support
KRC will also strengthen the rubber value chain across the upstream, midstream and downstream segments in the IMT-GT sub-region, which will enable local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to be more competitive.
This project is expected to contribute RM14.7 billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and create 14,500 jobs within 15 years once it is completed by 2030.