Halal industry can boost Sabah’s economy
01 Dec 2022
THE halal industry is expected to transform into a new growth sector that can boost Sabah’s economy in the long term.
Pantai Manis assemblyman Mohd Tamin @ Tamin Bin Zainal said the halal industry can especially help the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector flourish and create new job opportunities in various service sectors such as logistics, finance, banking, education and tourism.
“Sabah is rich with raw materials such as palm oil, aquaculture and seaweed, which is an advantage to uplift the halal industry in the state.
These resources can be found in various geographical locations. Hence, the government will not only focus on the development of this industry in existing strategic locations such as the Lahad Datu Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) and the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) but will also look at other
potential locations in Sabah based on their possible advantages such as supply of raw materials, marketability and strategic placement.
“Our state, which is bordering the Kalimantan province, is expected to reap many longterm benefits following the move of Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to East Kalimantan, specifically from the aspects of investment opportunities and two-way investments.
“The State government will ensure that all economic activities including the halal industry here will still be given priority so that Sabah can remain as an attractive investment destination in our region, ” he said.
Tamin was responding to a question by Balung assemblyman Datuk Hamild @ Hamid bin Hj Awang during the State Legislative Assembly sitting here on Wednesday.
Source: The Borneo Post