KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 7 (Bernama) — Perbadanan Industri Halal Bhd (PIHB)
targets to set up 40 halal hub complexes nationwide by 2010, said its
chairman Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin.
He said the complexes would offer various products like daily necessities, healthcare, cosmetics and medicines under one roof.
“The first complex will start operations in December through the
purchase of Warta Selayang complex today,” he told reporters after
witnessing the signing of an agreement to buy the building here
Abdullah said the building cost RM28 million and the company would spend about RM15 million to refurbish it.
He said the Selayang halal hub complex was the first supermarket
of its kind in Malaysia offering goods that were pure and clean.
Abdullah said the complex would welcome customers of all races and faith with its slogan ‘Halal Hub – Halal For All’.
He said the setting up of halal hub complexes would also give the
small and medium enterprises (SMEs) the opportunity to sell their
products considering they produced many halal goods.
“With the setting up of halal hub complexes nationwide, PIHB
believes this will offer a bigger opportunity for SMEs to become more
productive and competitive in the halal industry which demands high
quality nationwide and in the world,” he said.
Meanwhile, managing director, Datuk Norashikin Shahrom, said PIHB
has identified 15 strategic locations in Sarawak, Sabah, Penang,
Selangor, Perak and Johor to set up the halal hub complexes.