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|Entry Point Projects (EPPs)||GNI million||
|1||National Seaweed Nucleus||420||359||182|
|2||Sabah Agro Industrial Precint (SAIP)||195||584||94|
|3||Taman Kekal Pengeluaran Makanan (TKPM)||35||13||47|
|4||Integrated Marine Fish Culture||710||804||21|
|5||Swiflet Commercial Centre (SCC)||405||167||13|
|6||High Finned Grouper & Barramundi||995||118||32|
|7||Integrated Shrimp Aquaculture||267||716||48|
|8||Sea Cucumber & Tiger Grouper Combine Culture||555||100||41|
SABAH AGRO INDUSTRIAL PRECINT (SAIP)
SAIP is a technology precinct that serves as an enabler/platform for the
development of agro-based industry focusing on food and specialty crops/natural
products, and driven by technological processing innovation and R&D. 215 acres
of land area in Kimanis, Papar.
Development on Phase 2 (2012-13): the Post Harvest Handling & Collection Center (PHHCC Product Line Facility & Cold Room) & Controlled Environment Farming (CEF) Project, a JV with BIA and SLDB would plant Chili, Tomato and Rock Melon (10 acres). These fresh produce would be processed and delivered to consumer (via PHHCC, capacity 50 tone/year), stored in cold storage or further processed into value added products (PHHCC-PLF).
Apart from JV BIA/SLDB, foreign investors Dar Seng Agriculture Co. Ltd. Taiwan (high-tech planting) and MES Co. Korea (packaging/green tech) are serious to invest (setting up plant) in SAIP. Pop Grapes Enzymes Sdn Bhd and other local companies interested to participate in the PLF producing value added products (medicinal enzymes, etc.).
Phase 3 (2014-15) would see further expansion of CEF & PHHCC and development of Agro Research & Engineering Facility (for training and R&D activities).
Currently, SAIP housed the Demo Plot herbal nurseries (UNDP fund) and MOSTI Technofunds Tea tree plantation (10 ha), nurseries, essential oil distillation plant (on-going) and Tissue culture/Product Development laboratories.
Approved SDC RMK10-RP1 project without ceiling. Phase 1 of the earthwork and Admin Building Completed under RMK9. Design for Phase 2 completed pending availability of funds.
EPP 2 : SABAH AGRO INDUSTRIAL PRECINT (SAIP)
Key outcomes of the EPP
Office space , business advisory & production line
facility provided to the agro/technopreneur
2,085 Jobs to be created Private domestic/foreign investment
Encourage production of high quality agro-based product & services Post harvest handling & collection center to process & add value
Capacity building and knowledge improvement for the locals in modern agriculture technology and skills
What needs to be done?
Phase 2 Agro Industry
Development Centre 1 (Building & Equipment) RM20
Phase 3 Agro Industry Development Centre 2 (Building & Equipment) RM74 million
Development in phases. Based on demand and supply.
Human capital/resource (Limited local talent)
Funding for basic
infrastructure, building, initial operation cost ,
common facilities and equipment for post harvest and
Integrate education into SAIP - SABAH AGRO INDUSTRIAL PRECINT.
Tawau is blessed with good tropical climate and fertile volcanic soil. Many crops grown well here like rubber, oil palm, coconut and cocoa.
Dragon fruit is one of the most recent newcomers in the Malaysian fruit market. Dragon cultivation has made its way in the fruit industry in Tawau.