Malaysia builds modern pig complex on Borneo
Sarawak's first ultra-modern pig complex, on Malaysian Borneo, is being
established in Pasir Puteh district, Balai Ringin Division, near the Pan Borneo
highway to allow easy movement of animals.
According to State Veterinary Authority's senior assistant director Dr Chin
Vei Ching, the farm was expected to meet some 30% of Singapore's pork
requirements by 2017.
In an interview he
added, "Seventy-seven pig farmers in Kuching and Samarahan Divisions have agreed
to relocate their farms to Pasir Puteh in phases from late this year. The 40 ha
project will cost at least RM 70 million (€14 million), and will be completed in
three stages with both Federal and State funding.
A company known as
Farmers' Union Sdn Bhd has been set up to manage the farm which would have
environmental-friendly production methods to reduce pollution."
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