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The Penang State has established a dedicated prime industrial land for the development of Halal Integrated Park – conceptualised to provide an incubation system, shared facilities, test labs, warehousing and cold chain services as well as networking infrastructure for enhanced traceability and link to the global market. Close proximity to the seaport and airport, easily available local suppliers and one-stop investor facilitation services including Halal certification will ensure that investors can effectively operate in a short turnaround time.

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PIHH is the central point in the sourcing of high-quality Halal agri-and agro-based ingredients and raw materials through its linkage with all Halal parks in the Malaysia and the IMT-GT region. An integrated cattle rearing, abbatoir and meat processing project is in the pipeline to produce high quality Halal meat under the flagship of Juru Beef. The Juru agricultural area has been earmarked for this project. The existing primary production shall be advanced further to cater to the downstream production particularly for Cosmetic & Personal Care Products, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices sectors.
Life Sciences
Halal life science is one of the emerging sector that PIHH continues to focus on. The emphasis is on holistic approach and advancement in biotechnology, wellness and medical products and services for the benefit of the Muslim consumer in particular, and global consumer in general.
PIHH provides value-added services for the industries’ supply chain needs through its international seaport and airport. Halal warehouse and cold chain facilities will be provided through the certification upgrading of the Penang Port as the dedicated Halal Port. Investors can take advantage of the extensive ground infrastructure connecting the importers and exporters of the northern region of Malaysia as well as the. Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand – Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) areas.
Research & Development
PIHH provides the catalyst to the R&D advancement by providing a virtual link to connect investors to some of the advanced Halal R&D centres in the region i.e. University Science Malaysia; Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia; Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University and Halal Food Science Center, Prince Of Songkla University. More university-industry linkages with Halal research centres around the world will be forged for investors to leverage on for product and process innovation and improvement.
Hospitality & Tourism
Georgetown City of Penang, the UNESCO World Heritage City, is known as the melting pot of cultures, customs, foods and heritage buildings. To ensure that leisure oriented Muslim tourists can fully enjoy the sights, scenes and shopping in the Penang State, PIHH offers Halal and family-concept values towards satisfying the need for Halal food and hospitality services. Niche Halal-concept hotel chain and eateries will be in the limelight in the near future.
Finance Services
PIHH is the gateway to global islamic financial services. It has a vibrant islamic banking, insurance and financial industry with the presence of international financial institutions and offshore banking facilities. PIHH works closely with leading financiers in Malaysia and Middle east to make the Islamic funding and financing accessible for the Halal investors.
Human Capital
PIHH is cognizant that the skilled and capable human resources are the pillar of any industries. The State is collaborating with various training providers and academy such as Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC), to develop modules and skillsets in Halal management system for processes, quality assurance, auditing and certification. The goal is to develop a sustainable pool of knowledge workers and professionals for the Halal industries.
Marketing & Promotion
Through PIHH, investors and businesses alike can leverage on Penang as the gateway to global Halal markets via international partnership and market linkages established around the world.
Entrepreneur & Development
The Penang State through PIHH embarks on developing versatile business players to spearhead the halal industries in the State. PIHH has all the amenities, infrastructure and market linkages to nurture the entrepreneur and build their stature to continuously propel the industry in this ever-competitive halal market.