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Tenom raw coffee shortage
Published on: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tenom: A committee comprising various government agencies will be set up to look into the shortage of raw coffee supply, here, in lieu of the fact that "Kopi Tenom" enjoys high demand of around 2,000kg a week from other countries.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau said the committee will consist of agencies such as Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (Sirim) and officers under his Ministry with cooperation from the Tenom District Office.

He said there are three coffee factories in Tenom but they cannot meet the high demand despite around 1,000 hectares planted with coffee trees.

"This will give the opportunity for the local community in the district to plant more coffee trees, which at the same time will increase their income.

"In addition, our delicious local coffee can also be marketed even further," he said during a working visit to the Yit Foh coffee factory, here.


Also present during the visit were Tenom District Officer Madiyem Layapan, Senator Datuk Dr Lucas Umbul, Sabah Infrastructure Development Ministry Political Secretary Jack Jatil, Kemabong Assemblyman Jamawi Jaafar (represented by Imam Taslim), ADO Puin, Tenom Public Works Department (JKR) engineers as well as State and Federal officers. - Mail Mathew

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