By JACK WONG
Taiwan’s Sea Party Technology Co Ltd, the first major investor to
operate in the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub in central Sarawak, will
undertake the farming of prawns, chickens and eggs, chlorella and other
aquaculture activities using biotechnology.
The company, which
has committed some RM2bil in investment through six wholly-owned
subsidiaries, will also be involved in the manufacturing of biotech
feed meal, food processing as well as tilapia, marine fish and Japanese
Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corp (STIDC)
deputy general manager Hashim Bojet in his paper on the Tanjung Manis
Halal Hub development said that chlorella was a powerful cleansing and
detoxifying agent for the body’s health.
is a green single-cell algae with chemical structure and size similar
to human red blood cells. It is responsible for the production of
proteins, enzymes and energy in the cells, and it stimulates the immune
system and slows down the aging process.
Hashim said the halal
hub’s parcel one development to accommodate Sea Party’s proposed
ventures was now underway after the earthbreaking ceremony more than
two months ago. Sea Party acquired some 1,700ha for its operations.
said due to strong investor demand, the state government had approved
the extension of the halal hub to cover 77,000ha, up from the original
“The halal hub will have different parcels of land for
different investors to operate in,” he told a seminar on Sarawak
Corridor for Renewable Energy here on Thursday.
Hashim said the
halal hub had attracted proposed investments totalling RM9.2bil from
major investors. Other proposed projects include pineapple plantation
and canning, catfish rearing, technical colleges and hotels.
is the lead agency developing the infrastructure in the halal hub.
Hashim said Sea Party would use solar energy in its operations.
said Tanjung Manis was the first one-stop halal hub developed in Sabah
and Sarawak for upstream and downstream halal food and manufacturing
“We have advantages over Selangor and Johor as their
halal hub developments would only be confined to downstream processing
of halal products,” he added.
Hashim said the Tanjung Manis halal hub would be developed as a sustainable green development model.
said the development’s main features would include total green
development with carbon credit policy, extensive green environment
impact assessment policy to ensure sustainability and green energy and
The development model is also
to create a relaxed environment with plenty of oxygen, clean natural
water and a clean environment. Hashim said it would take 30 years to
fully develop the halal hub.