China-based Huawei is building a new data center in Malaysia with the federal government’s investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

The facility will provide 90,000 sq ft of office and warehouse space for data hosting and logistics in Iskandar – a special economic zone developed by Khasanah as a major port and financial services district.

Huawei will use the data center to service its regional customers and to support government investment incentives.

Khazanah said it will help facilitate the build for the proposed Huawei Regional Data Hosting and Logistics Center.

Huawei South Pacific Region president David Wei Cheng Min said Malaysia is one of Huawei’s most important markets in the Asia pacific.

“Our new investment into Nusajaya, Iskandar, Malaysia is another major milestone in making Malaysia as our regional business gateway to reach out to the Asia Pacific region,” he said.

“Malaysia’s openness to foreign investment, its strong incentives of encouraging foreign investment, richly skilled workforce and geographic advantages underline our confidence in further investment in Malaysia.”

The development, which will provide jobs for 600 people in admin, management and technical positions, is expected to help support the ICT transformation of the region, Khazanah said.

It said the Iskandar region is increasingly attracting investment from domestic and foreign investors across a range of sectors.

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