The Core of Sarawak Pepper

KEPENUDI nengah jalai tu maia taun 2016 suba. Maia nya agi jalai batu tang diatu udah di tar magang ari Nanga Linsom, Layar datai ngagai Teguyu, Spak dibaruh Fasa 1 projek tu.

Rindu meda kiba kanan jalai tu alai orang bekebun lada taja menua tu balat bebukit. Sigi patut diberi tabi puji ngagai semua sida ke bekebun lada, bekebun sawit ba menua tu. Taja pedis tang ati sida iya ulih dipeda kitai kering.

Nya alai pengawa ngaga infrastruktur jalai raya mesti terus dikemeratka perintah laban nya aja chara rayat ulih ngepunka pengawa pemansang ba menua sida.

Nadai jalai raya ke manah, semua pemansang sigi lubah deka datai ba menua kitai.

Tahniah GPS, Sapit Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Menteri KKLW enggau Sapit Menteri KKLW Alexander Nanta Linggi maia nya suba, Tan Sri Alfred Jabu, Sapit Menteri MYSED Dato Gerald Rentap Jabu, bala agensi perintah sereta semua bala KMKK ke udah nyukung pengawa pemansang tu lalu patut ka chunto bala ari sitak sereta menua bukai.

Enti kitai kering nyukung ketuai kitai, semua pengawa deka nyamai agi diaduka sida iya. Ke untung – KITAI!

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Jalan Penom/Ulu Bayor/Danau

SOKONGAN PADU dan kerejasama erat daripada rakyat telah berjaya membawa banyak pembangunan infrastruktur ke DUN Bukit Saban dan Parlimen Betong.

Jalan dari rumah panjang Penom ke rumah panjang Ulu Bayor ini adalah satu bukti nyata hasil daripada sokongan, kerejasama dan perancangan pelan pembangunan rapi yang telah berjaya dilaksanakan oleh para pemimpin dan kerajaan di kawasan DUN Bukit Saban.

Dengan pembangunan jalan raya seperti ini, maka iya akan membuka lebih banyak peluang ekonomi seperti aktiviti pertanian, ekopelancongan, kotej dan kraftangan kepada masyarakat di rumah panjang sekitar jalan itu.

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Sarawak poised to become Malaysia’s largest premium pineapple hub

Uggah holds the MD2 pineapple during the first harvest at Kampung Padang Pan in Balingies, Bau. On his left is Assistant Minister of Agriculture Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

KUCHING: Sarawak which contributes 98 per cent of the country’s black pepper, is now poised to be the largest premium pineapple hub in the country.

It all began with the first Milie Dilard (MD2) pineapple project in the state with the cooperation of the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB) and a local entrepreneur in Kampung Padang Pan in Balingies, Bau with the aim of making the farm a model for other interested entrepreneurs.

With the opportunity available and the full support of the state government on developing the pineapple industry, Sarawak aims to raise acreage of the fruit to 3,500 hectares by 2020.

According to MPIB, the acreage of pineapple in the state in 2017 was 1,342 hectares with a total production of 38,025 tonnes valued at RM48.22 million.

The cultivation of pineapple in Sarawak is the second largest after Johor, according to the board.

MPIB deputy director- general Mohd Khairuzamri M Salleh said based on the board’s monitoring, Sarawak is poised to be the largest pineapple producer in Malaysia.

“Sarawak has extensive hilly land which has not been cultivated and the premium pineapple pioneer project in Kampung Padang Pan has proved the land here is very suitable for growing the fruit,” he said in an exclusive interview with Bernama recently.

He said at MPIB level, the board had put in enormous efforts to promote and introduce the MD2 pineapple to the local community.

“Demand for pineapple in Sarawak itself is strong as we can see the price of pineapples such the Moris, Josapine and Gandul varieties (non-premium) at local supermarkets reaching RM15 per kilogramme and supply is unable to meet demand,” he said.

In this regard, Khairuzamri said to date, Malaysia is having a hard time trying to accommodate MD2 pineapple orders for export to China and the Middle East.

He said China required 100 containers of the premium pineapple a month while Malaysia could only supply an average of seven containers a month to the country.

“This is an opportunity for Sarawak! The geographical position of the state to China is nearer compared to the peninsula and this will also speed up delivery and reduce cost.

“The shipping journey from Sarawak to China is only six days while from the peninsula, it is 11 days. Indirectly, MD2 pineapple will have a longer shelf life and can be marketed fresher to China,” he said.

Commenting further, he said the state government should focus more on infrastructure, logistics and facilities at the port for smoother transportation and shipment.

“The demand from China is not empty talk as there was a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) signed between the governments of Malaysia and China in 2017,” he added.

According to MPIB, the Agriculture and Agro- based Industry Ministry (MOA) has also provided substantial allocation for pineapple development programme in Sarawak.

Under the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), Sarawak received an overall allocation of RM40 million for the pineapple sector comprising RM25 million for MPIB and RM15 million for the Kalaka-Saribas Integrated Agricultural Development Area in Sarawak. — Bernama