Iskandar Halal Park, in collaboration with Shanghai Alif Investment Group, exploring halal business opportunity within One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives.
Shanghai Alif Investment Group, headed by its Chairman Mr Ding Hou Fei, had a 3 day working visit from 13 to 15 Feb 2019 to the Iskandar Region in Johor Malaysia visiting projects under the Group’s program as part of its implementation of One Belt One Road Initiatives (OBOR).
Mr Ding Hou Fei is leading a consortium of Investors from China to implement a range of projects from Halal Industry, Property and Asset Management, Bi-lateral Trade of Malaysian and China products linking the markets of China-Malaysia as part of a bigger initiative under the OBOR program that the Group is implementing in the ASEAN Region.
By partnering Halbiz International Sdn Bhd, a Government linked company under the Religious Body of Johor, Shanghai Alif Investment Group has identified an influential local partner in Malaysia with the strategic networks and capabilities to unlock the potential of a Global partnership in linking the markets of ASEAN and China, as envisage by the OBOR initiatives initiated by the Chinese Premiere President Xi Jinping.
During the visit, Mr Ding Hou Fei and Dr Mohidin Yahya, CEO of Halbiz International Sdn Bhd , visited Iskandar Halal Park (IHP) to discuss the implementation of its vision to become the hub for sourcing & distribution of halal products to the global market. The park aims to leverage on the growing trade flow of halal products for both local and international markets.
Potential exports oriented products from Malaysia for the OBOR region initiatives have been identified. The Group has visited Herbal plantation and processing plant, Durian plantation and MD2 pineapple plantation in Johor.
The projects will conform to the Global standard designed to meet the global demand for authenticated, anti-fraud food security system which also meets international standards for environmental control.
The joint partnership of Shanghai Alif Investment Group and Halbiz International Sdn Bhd, has formed a Taskforce Committee to oversee the implementation of Projects and timeline for the launching of the projects as part of the program to increase socio-economic well-being of the communities that the project serves under the OBOR initiatives connecting ASEAN and China.
DRIVING HALAL TRADE IN ONE BELT ONE ROAD
17 May 2019
A catalytic development to spur the growth of Halal trade within the countries along the One Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) of China, was achieved on 17 May 2019, by the signing of the collaboration agreement to form a Consortium in the Food Industry.
The Malaysia-China-Singapore Consortium was initiated by Halbiz International Sdn Bhd, a government linked company under the Religious body of Johor, led by Dr Mohidin Yahya, the Chief Executive Officer. It aims to form a wholistic integrated services within the Halal Food Chain that covers Halal Certification and Verification services, Training & Consultancy, Trade and adoption of Internet of Things (IOT) applications throughout the Farm to plate Value Chain.
The counterparts in China is led by Mr Ding Hou Fei, Chairman of Shanghai Alif Investment & Development Co, a leading Halal Ecosystem provider. The Consortium is further strengthened by the partnership with Mr Zengyu Hui, Chairman of Shandong Huifa Group Co, a public listed Food company , which the Consortium hopes to be the model for Halal implementation in China. Mr Zengyu Hui is also Vice-Charman of China National Food Industry Association, Refrigerated Frozen Foods Committee.
The integrated framework of Internet of Things (IOT) throughout the Farm to Plate Value Chain, is provided by Haltex Group’s R&D Division based in Singapore . Haltex Group is represented by Mr Mohammad Azul Shah, the Director for Asia Pacific. This international company has more than 20 years experienced in Halal Value Chain with its notable international accomplishment in establishing the Global Halal Alliance platform that was launched in Grand Hyatt Hotel Singapore during Food Vision Asia 2016, that includes international expertise involving private and public enterprises across multiple countries collaborating in Halal Ecosystem development. The main aim of which is to Build Infrastructure, Removing Barriers to Halal Trade and Linking Markets for Global Halal Trade. These objectives are consistent with the Alliance’s Motto of Halal is for Everyone. The successful formation of this Consortium will enhance the Objectives of Global Halal Alliance in implementing its wholistic Ecosystem throughout the BRI initiatives under the Halal food program.
The Consortium has identified key projects for implementation among the countries in Malaysia-China-Singapore as a pilot for BRI implementation. These includes investments and development of Infrastructure for the Halal industry to generate socio-economic benefits for the local economies. The pilot implementation projects have been identified in Johor and China to kickstart the Consortium’s program in the ASIA region. This inclusive nature of the Consortium has already attracted international support for its services and products among the non-Muslim countries keen to adopt the bandwagon of Halal.
From left; Dr Mohidin Yahya Bin Hj Shamsudin CEO Halbiz International Sdn Bhd, Mr Ding Hou Fei- Chairman Shanghai Aliff Investment & Development Co, Mr Zengyu Hui, Chairman Shandong Huifa Group Co, and Mr Mohammad Azul Shah- Director Asia Pacific Haltex Group Pte Ltd