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KUCHING, June 28: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will set up a corned beef processing plant at its Halal Abattoir Complex in Siburan here with the capacity to produce 18,000 cans per day.
SEDC chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr Abdul Aziz Husain revealed that the corned beef processing plant, which is fully designed by SEDC’s in-house project management team, is expected to start operating in the first quarter of 2023.
“This Halal Abattoir Complex which was completed in November 2019 covers 6.37 acres out of the overall 20-acre site.
“It has a slaughtering capacity of 100 cows, 50 goats and 50 deer per day, apart from a feedlot capacity of 1,000 cows at a time,” he said in his text-of-speech today.
Abdul Aziz highlighted this during the official visit of Deputy Minister of Utility and Telecommunications Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and a delegation from the Sarawak Islamic Council (SIC) halal committee to the abattoir.
He emphasised that SEDC has played an important role in Sarawak’s industrial, commercial and socio-economic development over the past 50 years.
“SEDC is involved not only in property development, tourism sector and socio-economic development activities, but also in business areas such as agro and food industry, and one of the ways for SEDC to conduct agro and food industry business is through the purchase of Rosewood Cattle Station Farm Pty Ltd in 1982,” he added.
With a vision to lead the development of the agriculture and food industry, Abdul Aziz is optimistic that SEDC can be a supplier of high quality protein and affordable products in Sarawak in the future.
SIC Yang Dipertua Datu Misnu Taha and Sarawak Islamic Religion Department director Ustaz Khalidi Ibrahim were among those present. — DayakDaily