KLANG, March 4 (Bernama) -- GM Klang Wholesale City today launched a coffee table book sharing the story behind its beginnings in 2009 and success over the years.

The launch ceremony of the special 69-page book was officiated by Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari during his official visit to the wholesale centre here.

The purple-coloured hardcover book, which also features various pictures of GM Klang since its opening, will be given as a souvenir to business partners, non-governmental organisations and foreign visitors to the wholesale centre.

GM Klang managing director Datuk Lim Seng Kok, in his speech at the event, recalled how the wholesale centre opened 10 years ago with only one building housing 330 shop lots.

“Efforts to promote the retail space for entrepreneurs have been improved upon year after year by upgrading our facilities, even though at times we have fallen and then risen again. But as a result (of these efforts), this year, GM Klang has three buildings housing 2,500 shop lots, crowned as the largest wholesale centre in Malaysia by The Malaysia Book of Records.





"We are very grateful for the development of GM Klang over the past 10 years, which has benefited not only the entrepreneurs and traders, but also the entire community and people of this country," he said.

Lim said the various achievements by the mall have also earned it the trust of the Klang Municipal Council, which appointed it the Klang Town Tourism Ambassador.

As such, various programmes are implemented in GM Klang every year to ensure it always has a positive impact on the community.

Lim said that GM Klang had now begun spreading its wings to the tourism industry, while also pursuing opportunities in the food and beverage sector.

Meanwhile, Amirudin also praised GM Klang for helping the local community through its corporate social responsibility programme.

“I am proud of GM Klang's business growth; in fact they have also done much collaboration with the local community and authorities through various programmes, including the beautification of the 'Bulatan 100' roundabout in the town.

"This is a good example of how private companies continue to contribute to the community as well as assist the local authorities in preserving the beauty of our town," he said.



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