By Christopher Lidom
KUCHING, Sept 22: Puncak Borneo, Samarahan, Julau and Sarikei has been identified for cocoa cultivation in Sarawak.
In disclosing this Deputy Minister of Plantation, Industries, and Commodities Datuk Willie Mongin said currently there are 150 hectares of land in Sarawak being developed for such purpose.
“We will continue to develop those areas until next year because it is a two-year plan, which is until 2023.
“Hopefully it will go well,” he said at a press conference after officiating at the closing ceremony of a Super Koko 2022 course at a local hotel, here today.
Willie noted, the ministry has targeted cultivating 1,000 hectares of land with cocoa throughout Malaysia through the plan.
According to him, currently 350 hectares of land in Sabah have also been cultivated.
He added, cultivation has started in both Sarawak and Sabah, and on another 200 hectares are in the peninsula. — DayakDaily