Sabah cooking oil  and furniture soon
Published on: Friday, June 21, 2019
By: Neil Chan
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PENAMPANG: Plans are afoot for Sabah to produce its own cooking oil this year with the aim of creating more jobs for locals. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) said so far four areas have so far been identified for the development of cooking oils i.e. in Tawau, Lahad Datu, Sandakan and Keningau at a development cost of close to RM5 million each.

He said the four cooking oil mills are expected to commence operations this year. “The name of the cooking oil will be announced later and the price is also reasonable. 

“This is one of the efforts we have undertaken to create jobs for Sabahans.”

Shafie said the Government will monitor the situation and the number of mills may be increased in response to any increase in demand 

He said this when attending the Community Development Leader unit (UPPM) Open House at Buhavan Square Penampang on Thursday.

Shafie said new furniture factories may also be set up in Kota Marudu this year.

“These Investors from China have expressed interest in pursuing this business in Kota Marudu as they already have their sawmills there. I have also encouraged them further where the government will give them a licence to set up a furniture factory.

He said he could not confirm at the moment the size of the factory project but added the investors already have markets (for the furniture) in China,” he said.



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