KUCHING, April 5: The success of Poh Lian Vegetable Sdn Bhd, which produced some 4,000kg of vegetables daily, showed that Sarawak could move towards export-oriented production.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas yesterday visited the collecting, processing and packaging centre (CPPC) of Poh Lian, which is one of Sarawak’s largest producers of leafy vegetables at Mile 13 Kuching-Serian Road.
The purpose of the visit was to learn from the company’s daily experiences in collecting, processing and packaging vegetables from its farms.
The MYGAP certified company, which started in 2000, produces some 4,000kg of vegetables daily from just 28 hectares in Jalan Mamat Satu.
“Poh Lian is a very successful vegetable growing company using the latest technology. It is also a model farm for hydroponics. It has a farm near its CPPC using this, which our agropreneurs can certainly emulate,” he said.
Uggah, who is also the Minister of Agriculture Modernisation, Regional Land and Native Land, emphasised that his ministry was now in the process of improving and enhancing facilities at its recently created CPPCs statewide.
“This will allow local farmers to sell their surplus durian, rambutan and other produces to the appointed anchor company at their respective collecting centres,” he said.
Poh Lian managing director Ng Song Khang and his son Louis briefed on the operations of its CPPC and showed Uggah and his entourage around. — DayakDaily