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Move on industrial power, Sabah My Second Home programme
Published on: Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Move on industrial power, Sabah My Second Home programme
Hajiji chairing the CMD’s post-Cabinet meeting.
Kota Kinabalu: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said the State Cabinet has agreed to give special permission to investors operating in industrial parks in the State to set up power generation facilities for their own use.

“This move is important to attract investors and sustain those already in operation affected by electricity issues,” he said.

Hajiji said in the bid to ease the power demand in Sabah, the Cabinet has also decided to allow shophouses, buildings and residential premises to install solar power systems without seeking approval from Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB).

On the Sabah My Second Home programme (SBH-MM2H), the Cabinet has approved the age limit of applicants to 30 years above and allowed participants of the programme to sell their property after five years on condition they must purchase a new home valued at no less than RM600,000.

Hajiji said under the new policy, the appointment of the SBH-MM2H agents must be from local Sabah companies. 

It was also agreed that the Sabah Paddy and Rice Board should be revived as part of initiatives to boost food production and ensure food security in the State.

The revival of the Board was imperative since Sabah currently imports about 70 per cent of its rice needs, he said.

“Sabah needs to boost its food self-sufficiency and we will be able to do it with the revival of the Sabah Paddy and Rice Board.

“The State Cabinet will submit the recommendation to the Head of State for the approval of the establishment of the Sabah Paddy and Rice Board as stipulated in Section 3 of the 1981 Agriculture Produce Board Enactment,” he said.

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