Plan to set up rubber estate on island

  • Nation
  • Monday, 05 Dec 2005

KOTA KINABALU: The Federal land rehabilitation agency (Felcra Bhd) will develop 12,000ha for rubber planting in Pulau Banggi, on the northern tip of Borneo.  

Chairman Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said funds for the project would come from the RM1bil allocated to Felcra under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.  

“Our plans will help provide job opportunities for the people on the island and, in that process, help upgrade their standard of living,” he told reporters at the Felcra open house here yesterday. 

“Although we are going ahead with rubber plantations we are not discounting the possibility of growing other cash crops later,” he said.  

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