RM1.2 billion cement factory an economic growth catalyst

RM1.2 billion cement factory an economic growth catalyst

TONGOD: The setting up of Sabah’s largest integrated clinker and cement factory in Kampung Kawayoi Pinangah here will help uplift the local community’s socio-economy, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

“Once operational, the new factory would complement the existing Cement Industries Sabah (CIS) Sdn Bhd factory. “I believe this new factory will not only boost our cement production but we can also be a cement exporter,” he said, adding this is another initiatives of the government to stimulate Sabah’s economic growth and attract investors to the state.

The Chief Minister said he had the inspiration to set up the cement factory in Penangah in view of the availability of resources needed to produce cement.

Hajiji said in tandem with the construction of the cement factory, other infrastructures would also be set up such as roads leading to the site, water treatment plant, electricity and telecommunications that indirectly benefit people in the rural areas, particularly the folks in Tongod.

Speaking at the factory groundbreaking ceremony in Kampung Penangah here today, the Chief Minister said the project would also provide more than 1,000 job opportunities to the local community.

The project is indeed a catalyst for economic growth for the district and Sabah, he said adding that it also augured well with the government’s determination to end hardcore poverty in the state.

He said through determination and focus the State government managed to reduce the hardcore poverty rate by 40 per cent.

Meanwhile, at the same ceremony, the Chief Minister also presented 83 land grants, with a total acreage of 461.1 (186.06 hectares) to the recipients from Kampung Kuamut (27), Kampung Penangah (21), Kampung Entilibon (25) and Kampung Mananam (10).


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