Construction of Malaysia’s biggest sugar refinery 45% complete


JEMPOL: Malaysia’s biggest sugar refinery, which is being constructed in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, is 45% complete and within the approved budget.

It is expected to produce one million metric tonnes of refined sugar annually once it starts operations next year, said Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd (FGV) chairman Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad.

“Once it’s ready, MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd (MSM) would be able to sell refined sugar to the domesticmarket and overseas,” he said. Speaking to Bernama after handing over 12 computers and RM5,000, cash, to be distributed to 50 students of Sekolah Kebangsaan (Felda) Serting Hilir 2 here yesterday, he said the refinery would obtain its supply of raw sugar from several countries, including Brazil, China and Thailand. –Bernama

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