Peninsular M’sia businessmen interested to invest in Sarawak’s agriculture, aquaculture

Tan (fourth right) receiving a souvenir from Dr Rundi (sixth right) during the courtety visit by ACCCIM and ACCCIS on Oct 4, 2022.

KUCHING, Oct 6: A delegation of 25 businessmen mostly from Peninsular Malaysia has paid a courtesy visit to Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom to discuss investment opportunities in Sarawak’s agriculture sector as well as fruits, aquaculture and other downstream food products.

According to a statement, the courtesy call on Tuesday (Oct 4) was led by Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sarawak (ACCCIS) president Dato Tan Jit Kee.

The delegates who came from Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang and Sabah expressed great interest in collaborating with counterparts in Sarawak especially in the fruits and vegetables, aquaculture, livestock and technology services industries.

Tan, who is also Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) vice-president, said the industry players’ broad experiences in related fields could help in modernising and developing Sarawak’s agriculture sectors.

“It would also help to propel our agriculture sectors towards modern, competent agriculture and subsequently achieving our dream to make Sarawak a net food exporter by 2030.

“As always, ACCCIM and ACCCIS will continue to play their vital roles to facilitate more domestic direct investments (DDI) into Sarawak, especially in the agriculture and food sectors, which in turn establish more complete value chains for the agriculture industries in Sarawak,” he said in a statement today.

Also present at the engagement session and meeting were Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development permanent secretary Datu Edwin Abit and Principal Assistant Secretary of Policy, Strategic Planning and Development Dr Gluma Saban. — DayakDaily