MPIC aims for 200,000 tonnes annual latex production

Pic shows Zuraidah speaking at the IPL launching ceremony at MHJ Enterprise, - Bernama

KOTA BARU: The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) aims to produce 200,000 tonnes of latex per year over the next five years through the East Coast Latex Corridor Programme.

Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin said Malaysia’s actual need is at least around 400,000 tonnes of latex per year but so far, the country is only able to produce less than 10 per cent of the demand, which is around 32,000 tonnes of latex per year.

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