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Perodua Expects Car Production To Hit Two Million Mark In Q4

RAWANG, May 24 (Bernama) -- Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) expects its car production to hit two million mark in the fourth quarter of this year since its establishment in 1993.

Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said for this year alone, the local carmaker was aiming to produce 195,000 units of cars, surpassing last year's 189,000 units driven by the sales of its models such as Myvi, Viva and Alza.

"We believe sometime towards the last quarter of this year, we'll be reaching the two million production," he told reporters after a graduation ceremony for the participants of the Digital Engineering Prototyping (DEP) Programme, at Perodua's headquarters here Tuesday.

International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir presented the certificates.

To date, Aminar Rashid said the carmaker has already produced some 1.8 million units of vehicles.

On the DEP programme, he said the programme was held in collaboration with the Malaysia Automotive Institute to provide selected graduates with the relevant skills and experience, and the culture of design required by the industry.

Under the programme, 20 graduates, chosen from Universiti Malaysia Perlis, completed a six-month digital engineering and prototyping training at Perodua and three of its vendors.

At the function, Mukhriz also launched Perodua's Facebook site, www.facebook.com/MYPerodua, and presented on behalf of Perodua, a Perodua Alza worth RM65,000 donated to Pusat Pemulihan Dalam Komuniti Sungai Choh. The vehicle is to be used for the special children centre's daily transportation needs.

-- BERNAMA