KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has greater than sufficient land for agriculture improvement, says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.
He mentioned there are still big land areas available, whereas the agriculture trade can be not even near being developed in the size that the federal government hopes to.
“So even if some of our land areas are converted for property development, there will still be more than enough for other purposes, including agriculture,” he mentioned.
Hajiji mentioned this when requested concerning the predicament confronted by some Malaysian states, which have restricted land areas for agriculture, as extra lands are transformed for housing or property improvement.
Utusan Malaysia just lately reported that the nation needed to spend some RM63.6bil in meals imports final yr because of the varied states’ failure to offer new land areas for agricultural actions.
“For Sabah, I don’t think there is a problem here,” Hajiji mentioned.
Agricultural improvement is among the many key agendas of transformation and focus for Sabah via the Sabah Maju Jaya initiative inside a interval of 5 years between 2021 and 2025.