PENANG is hosting the 33rd Conference of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organizations 2015 to be held in November. The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) Penang Branch, as the main host, is pleased to invite other engineering organizations, universities and R&D institutions to participate in this prestigious conference & exhibition with the theme below:

From Light to Bytes:
ASEAN Engineering Evolution and Future Challenges

In 1786, Captain Francis Light discovered George Town; a strategic occupation that acknowledged Penang’s natural resources, harbor and its potential for commerce and as a British command station. From a humble trading port, Penang has developed over two centuries into a vital, world-class hub for commerce, manufacturing, modernization, cultures and tourism that it is today. It has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of Southeast Asia, most livable and best city and a World Heritage Site. The iconic Penang Bridge was Southeast Asia’s longest in 1985 and Komtar Tower was Asia’s tallest building in 1986. Today exists an even longer Second Penang Bridge. Like other Asean big cities, Penang’s tremendous growth was in big part thanks to the many, many engineers working diligently behind the scene. As key builders, engineers would continue to face up to the challenges of designing and constructing many future Asean “world cities.”

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CAFEO 33 Programme

Technical Visit

Option 1

Mengkuang Dam Expansion Project

Mengkuang Dam Expansion project is located in Bukit Mertajam, Penang Malaysia. The objectives are to increase the reservoir storage from 22 million cubic metres to 73.5 million cubic metres and the raw water supply capacity from 300 MLD to 1000 MLD for the consumption at Sg Dua water treatment plant with the construction of an intake tower, a diversion tunnel, a spillway and a road. The contract value is USD 200 million.

Sandisk Storage Malaysia Sdn Bhd

SanDisk, a leading flash memory storage manufacturer headquartered in Milpitas, California, is listed on Nasdaq, and is also a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company. SanDisk Corp is putting up a RM1.2bil manufacturing plant in Penang, which started production in March 2015. SanDisk plans to spend the RM1.2bil in five years for its operations in Penang and recruit over 1,000 employees. SanDisk’s new manufacturing facility is situated on a 30-acre site in Batu Kawan, south Seberang Prai.

Option 2

Batu Kawan Industrial Park

Through Penang Development Corporation, the state government is strongly promoting the 1,500 acres of technology industrial park in Batu Kawan. This park will be the lynchpin for growth in manufacturing and services sector for the next 15 years till 2030. Plans are also underway to develop an SME Village of 150 acres that offers ready-built factory units and a service centre for the development of local investors.

Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone

Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone was initiated by the second Chief Minister of Penang, the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu. The Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone was started to develop in early 1970's. It was, then, known as Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone, and today, this name is still used to denote Phase I and II of the industrail zones.

Boon Siew Honda Factory

Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Oriental Holdings Bhd, began operations in September 2008 with the dual aims to consolidate motorcycle production and sales in Malaysia and to achieve higher customer satisfaction and efficiency.   Prior to the emergence of the new company, Boon Siew Sdn. Bhd. was responsible for the manufacturing and wholesale business of Honda motorcycle products in Malaysia.

Option 3

The Light Waterfront Development Project

The Light Waterfront Penang was envisioned as an iconic waterfront development, designed to embody the essence of picturesque Penang. With elements of residential, commercial, entertainment, recreational, hospitality and education, this new hub will illuminate not only the island but the aspirations of a nation in the eyes of the world. 152-acres of coastline will be transformed into an elaborate masterpiece on the eastern front of the island. Situated by the Penang Bridge – another iconic Penang landmark in itself – this dynamic RM6.5 billion project christened The Light will be undertaken by Jelutong Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of IJM Land Bhd. The ambitious project will take about 12 years to complete and will be developed in three phases.

Southern Steel Fabrication Plant

Southern Steel Group is a leading Malaysian Steel Group with 50 years of experience and expertise in steel products manufacturing. Its strong shareholder line-ups include Hong Leong Manufacturing Group Sdn Bhd and Signaland Sdn Bhd which are members of Hong Leong Group Malaysia, and the founding business families based in Penang. Hong Leong Group Malaysia is among the top ten diversified conglomerates in Malaysia.

Official Wi-Fi Sponsor

Thanks to REDtone about WI-FI sponsor for CAFEO 33 from 23 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015 in Matahari Ballroom and Grand Ballroom coverage.