Sabah aims to boost economic ties with Singapore


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is ready to set up a trade and tourism office in Singapore to promote relations in these two areas, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

Both Sabah and Singapore, said the Chief Minister, had a long history of trade relations and the setting up of this office would enhance economic activities.

“I would also like to invite Singaporean investors to look at opportunities under our Halatuju Sabah Maju Jaya development plan focusing on high-impact investments, particularly in the agriculture and tourism sectors,” he said this to Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia Vanu Gopala Menon during a video call yesterday.

Hajiji said they spoke on various issues, among them the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic and measures taken to keep the numbers down.

Singapore is among Sabah’s top 10 trading partners with a trade value of RM133mil as of January this year.

The 10 product categories exported to the island republic include palm oil, seafood, crude petroleum and wood products.

Sabah recorded more than RM7bil trade revenue for the past two years (2019-20) with Singapore.

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