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Malaysia seeks more opportunities in India news
02 July 2010

Malaysia is mulling more infrastructure projects in India, particularly those related to airports, ports and roads, according to the country's transport ministry.

With India planning to spend up to $1 trillion on such infrastructure, Malaysian transport minister Kong Cho said in Kuala Lampur that India presented huge opportunities for participation through cooperation with Indian government and private entities, for Malayasian entities.

"For example, the Delhi airport terminal was built by a private-public group overseen by infrastructure builder GMR Group, with Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad as one of the partners," he said.

Kong told Malaysian news agency Bernama that Malaysia was eyeing more opportunities in India. He said he would raise the prospect of the participation of Malaysian companies with his counterparts in India.

Kong is to undertake a three-day official visit to India starting today and is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with India's civil aviation minister Praful Patel, railway minister Mamata Banerjee and union shipping minister G K Vasan.

Additionally he will also attend the opening of the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3, India's largest and one of the world's most modern airport terminals, by Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh tomorrow.

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Malaysia seeks more opportunities in India