Sea Ltd, a Singapore-based consumer internet company that houses Shopee, has announced that it is committed to expanding its investments in Malaysia, resulting in the creation of more than 2,000 direct employment opportunities in the process.
According to a statement from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) of Malaysia, it shared that sea has proposed expansion plans in Malaysia involving the setting up of cloud services, data hosting and processing, as well as a new logistics eCommerce warehouse.
The cloud computing project will be located in a three-storey green facility in Kulai, Johor, with 24 data hall suites, M&E rooms, office space, as well as storage and parking facilities, targeted to be completed by the first quarter of 2024.
"We are grateful for the support of the Minister of International Trade and Industry [and his team] for our expansion plans and business strategies,” said Sea’s co-founder and group chief operating officer Ye Gang. “Our aim is to enable and support the growth of the overall ecosystem, empowering more players to benefit from the opportunities that this will create.”
“We are also committed to supporting the creation of more employment opportunities that will drive Malaysia’s economic growth."
Additionally, its Shopee e-commerce platform will also expand its footprint in Malaysia through a newly-constructed mega warehouse located at Bukit Raja, Klang. The two-story, 1.4mn square-foot warehouse will serve as an integrated logistics park equipped with cloud infrastructure.
The cloud computing project will be located in a three-story green facility in Kulai, Johor, with 24 data hall suites, mechanical and engineering rooms, office space, as well as storage and parking facilities, targeted to be completed by the first quarter of 2024.