Food Production Park: Six in S'kan sign agreement
Published on: Sunday, September 04, 2016
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Sandakan: A total of six agro-entrepreneurs signed a land rental agreement with the State Government under the Permanent Food Production Park (PFPP) programme, here, Saturday.State Agriculture Director Idrus Shafie said the signing made Sandakan the second district for the implementation of PFPP under the State Agriculture Department, after Tawau in 2010.

"Each participant will be given 15 acres at Sg Koyah, Kinabatangan which will be planted with high quality jackfruit.

"It is hoped the fruits will be able to generate an income of about RM4,000 per month for them," he said after the signing ceremony.

According to him, the entrepreneurs will rent the land for at least five years and under the 10th and 11th Malaysia Plan, five PFPPs have been planned to be established, including in Tawau, Sandakan, Putatan and Ranau.

"The plants in PFPPs are focused on the ones that have market value domestically as well as for export," he said.

As such, he said the Agriculture Department remains committed to focus on three types of food like paddy, fruits and vegetables as well as cash crops.

"To date, there are about 35,000 hectares with food crops, including paddy, vegetables and fruits, in Sabah.

"The department also focuses on the involvement of youths who really want to achieve success in the agricultural sector," he said.

The first PFPP in Tawau involved 96 hectares and it was participated by 57 people.

Vegetables were planted in the PFPP.

Also present were Assistant Agriculture Director Jifrin Mohamad and Kinabatangan Agriculture Officer Awang Walit, among others.


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