Showcasing a wide array

This week will see Bangalore play host to ‘Showcase Malaysia’, an exhibition by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), in order to enhance trade and commerce between companies of the two countries.

The exhibition is on till May 31 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and 26 companies are expected to attend the event.

Abu Bakar Koyakutty, the director of the oil, gas and chemical section at Matrade, says, “We act as a facilitator for a global network of exporters and importers.”

The government-run organisation claims that the products are tailor-made for Indian user.

Koyakutty says that unlike Chinese products which are cheap and non-durable, Malaysian products are slightly higher priced and of better quality but not as expensive as the ones from the United States.

There are different sectors that are being showcased in the three days: machinery and automobile, furniture, healthcare and welfare, business and services, chemicals and biotechnology, food and beverages and franchise business.

Products such as soap noodles, perfumes and cosmetics, education, natural biodegradable polymers etc will be available for import there.

People can spend three years in Malaysia and then move to England instead of spending four years worth of money in those countries, says the director, in an attempt to woo people.

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