TAWAU: The state government is supportive of initiatives by private sector or individuals to set up more oil palm factories in the state to encourage healthy competition.
Sabah Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Tawfiq Abu Bakar Titingan, said it will spur competitive prices and increase in products quality, expertise services, and technology development.
“Oil palm factories will benefit small owners and estate owners where they can choose factories which offer them the best price and services,” he said in his speech for officiating the opening of Sang Guan Oil Mill, owned by Segalong Group, here today.
Also present is the chairman of Segalong Group, Chung Moi Yin.
Tawfiq said that oil palm factories will create job opportunities for the surrounding communities especially for the youths and improving their standard of living.
“I am confident that these factories will collaborate with the state government in developing the state economy especially in Sabah East Coast,” he added.
In an uncertain global economic condition, a wise economic activities management is sorely needed, he explained.
At the ceremony, the company also contribute a donation of RM5,000 for SRJK primary school in Kunak and another RM20,000 each for Sabah Chinese Upper Secondary School and Sabah Basketball Organization. – SayangSabah