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Company in project to breed fish at Kenyir Dam

MALAYSIA - A Negri Sembilan-based aquaculture trader has responded promptly to a call by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to the private sector to play its role in turning the National High Impact Aquaculture Industry Zone (ZIA) project into a successful venture.

T. Bitara Sdn Bhd of Oakland Commercial Park in Seremban will introduce state-of-art technology from China and Japan in freshwater fish breeding at Kenyir Dam soon.

The company’s chief executive officer Herman Nyam said the multi-million-ringgit project on a joint venture basis with a foreign company was expected to be initiated after the Chinese New Year celebrations.

“We will have a brand new start for the New Year creating job opportunities for locals,” he said after visiting the proposed project site at Kenyir Dam together with his director Shamsul Bahari recently.

Nyam said the company felt Terengganu was suitable for the introduction of the latest technology as the state was investor-friendly and willing to render assistance to businessmen at any time.

“We are looking at a technology which will increase the output of fish production in a short span of time and therefore we cannot afford to have red tape imposed especially in the licensing process,” he said.

Nyam said the company’s fish project at Talang Dam in Negri Sembilan had yielded robust growth since it was started five years ago.

“With the support of the Negri government, the fish is being marketed to China, Japan, Taiwan, the United States and India,” he said.

Source: TheStar Online

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