A signing ceremony of Tanjung manis Halal Park were done between Taiwan Sea Party group and Sarawak Timber Industry and Development Centre (STIDC) on 12 September 2008 at Kuching recemntly where Taiwan’s Sea Party Group will invest more than RM2bil to develop aquaculture, farming and food processing activities in the Tanjung Manis Halal Park over the next three to five years.
The proposed investments include RM147mil for biotech prawn farming, RM141mil (eel farming), RM68mil (marine fishing), RM480mil (organic chicken and egg production facility), RM44mil (feed mill) and RM150mil (downstream processing factory).
Meanwhile, Sea Party will also invest RM20mil for a R&D centre in Tanjung Manis in collaboration with the National Taiwan Ocean University to support its marine and aquaculture industries and at the same time, Taiwanese Government will offer 20 scholarships yearly for Sarawakians to pursue postgraduate studies at the National Taiwan Ocean University.
Under the scholarship programme, Sea Party will sponsor RM20,000 per student while the Taiwanese government will offer a study grant of RM40,000.
This proposed Tanjung Manis halal park project is one of the four designated halal parks in Malaysia. Apart of the investment from Taiwan, several investors from Arab and Japan ( Dubai World) also interested to invest for the Project.
As a Sarawakian, we are very proud for the launching of the Tanjung Manis Halal Park in which this project may benefit plenty of party for the state. For example, this project may create plenty of job opportunity for all the industries related and this may able to overcome the undergraduates jobless issue which become worse recently.
In addition, this project is also considering one of the environmental friendly project as most of the menthods applied must not be harmful to the environment and therefore, this may help to save our world...
However, since this project is benifited, i urged the government that must well organised this project for the people of SARAWAK....