Mersing and Segamat set to become agriculture and aquaculture hubs

MERSING: Johor has identified Mersing and Segamat as potential locations for the development of agriculture and aquaculture products in the near future.

Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said this move would help Johor attract foreign investors interested in this two sectors.

He said the investors, from United Arab Emirates, were particularly keen on fruit produce while Singapore was into seafood products.

“Mersing and Segamat districts have potential for growth with demand from investors for these products.

“This could become an important factor in Johor’s economic development.

“The two districts are listed in the East Coast Economic Region, with the highway project stretching from Muadzam Shah, Kuantan to Segamat while the wave breaker project in Mersing could help to further improve the agriculture and aquaculture sectors,” Hasni pointed out in his speech before handing out 5A notices, stating the land revenue is due, to Felda settlers at Dewan Orang Ramai Felda Tenggaroh Timur 1 here.

The mentri besar said Johor planned to form bilateral ties with the foreign investors.

“We will also focus on development programmes for farmers and fishermen to equip them with knowledge and skills to earn more income and improve the economic status of both sectors,” he added.

Hasni said the spillover effects would lead to improved amenities, especially for tourism and this in turn would boost tourist arrivals.

“Mersing has many beautiful islands and we must make more efforts to attract more tourists.

“The islands must have the necessary infrastructure, access to continuous clean water supply and electricity supply,” he said.

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