Pigs to be exported to Singapore

MYT 3:08:03 PM

KUCHING: Sarawak's first ultra-modern pig farm being developed in Pasir Puteh, Balai Ringin along the Pan Borneo highway will export live animals to Singapore.

State Veterinary Authority's senior assistant director Dr Chin Vei Ching said the farm was expected to meet some 30% of Singapore's pork requirements by 2017.

''Seventy-seven pig farmers in Kuching and Samarahan Divisions have agreed to relocate their farms to Pasir Puteh in phases from late this year,'' he said during a briefing on the project Sunday.

The briefing was given to state Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk Michael Manyin, state Assistant Minister for Food Industry Datuk David Teng Lung Chi and state Assistant Minister for Public Health Datuk Dr Soon Choon Teck.

Dr Chin said the RM70mil+ farm project on some 40 hectares was being carried out in three packages with both federal and state funding.

A company known as Farmers' Union Sdn Bhd has been set up to manage the farm which would have environmental-friendly production methods to reduce pollution.

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