Govt allocates RM92mil towards developing halal industry

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has allocated RM92mil to develop the country's halal industry, according to Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz.

At the tabling of Budget 2023, the Finance Minister said the government will proceed with the Tanjung Manis Halal Centre Development Project in Sarawak, which is expected to be completed next year with an allocation of RM59mil.

He added that RM8mil will go towards the promotion of halal products in the global market via the establishment of a Malaysia Services and Halal programme.

There will also be an allocation of RM6.5mil towards a halal industry development initiative for raising compliance to halal certification and adapting to halal innovation.

Lastly, he said RM2.5mil will go towards a halal endowment for SMEs to implement an onboarding programme for persons with disabilities who wish to venture into halal businesses.

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