Johor aims to develop dairy valley project in Mersing, concentrating on milk production initially

Datuk Hasni Mohammad. — Filepic/The Star

KULAI: Johor is developing the Jemaluang Dairy Valley (JDV) in Mersing via its state investment arm Johor Corporation (JCorp).

Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad said JCorp would be looking for strategic partners to invest in the project with a minimal investment of RM100mil.

He said the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) authority has invested about RM70mil for infrastructure development in the JDV.

"The project will take off this year and we are focusing on producing fresh milk at the initial stage," said Hasni.

He said this to reporters after the groundbreaking ceremony of Oji's United Kotak Bhd's second plant in the SME Industrial Park in Indahpura near here.

Hasni said the 243ha JDV would benefit local dairy farmers in Mersing as there would be about 20 satellite farms surrounding the area.

"We want to develop and position Johor as one of the leading dairy-related producers in the country," he said.

Separately, Hasni hoped the Federal Government could speed up the construction of the East Coast Highway 4 (LRPT4) in the second or third rolling plan under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

He said Pahang and Terengganu have forwarded the proposal to Putrajaya for the highway project to be implemented under the 12MP.

"The highway, which connects from Pahang and Terengganu to Mersing, will bring economic benefits to the two states well as the Mersing district in east Johor, especially the tourism sector," said Hasni.

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