Malaysia builds modern pig complex on Borneo

07-05-2008 | |

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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