KUCHING: The state government fully supports the Halal Industry Masterplan 2030 (HIMP) that is based on seven main thrusts.
“This plan is also seen as being in line with the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 that emphasises on the farming sector to produce good quality food from the aspect of nutrition, great for our diet and health,” said Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.
“Thus, it will make Sarawak a developed state by 2030,” he said.
He added that PCDS 2030 also emphasised on food production and marketing, thus ensuring the food security of the country and the world.
“I really hope the PCDS 2030 agenda in making Sarawak a net exporter for high quality farming products by the year 2030 could fulfil the domestic and international demand especially in the world Halal market,” he said.
His speech was read by Deputy Minister in the Premier’s Office (Law, Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and State-Federal Relation) Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali in conjunction with the Malaysia Halal Tour Programme 2022 at Majma’ Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Hall here on Tuesday (Nov 8).
Abang Johari added that as of August 2022, as much as 746 premises in Sarawak have attained the Halal certificate.
“This will attract more tourists from countries in the Middle East to this state and also Muslim friendly investment,” he added.
Through the Halal certificate, he hoped the Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS) will continue to collaborate closely with Halal Development Corporation (HDC) to ensure companies which want to explore the Halal industry will be able to do so.
Organised by Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC) in collaboration with Ministry of International Trade and Industry Sarawak (MINTRED) and Sarawak Islamic Council (MIS), the purpose of the programme is to create strategic cooperation between HDC and the state government in efforts to improve the performance of halal industry players and ecosystem in Sarawak.
Source : Sarawak Tribune