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National Aquaculture Centre To Be Built In Sabah

MALAYSIA - A national aquaculture centre will be built in Sabah to spur the development of the fisheries sector under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP). </b> <br><br> Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said his ministry would cooperate with the Sabah Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry to develop the project. <br><br> &quot;Sabah has a very good record of fisheries products and a lot of resources which are untapped,&quot; he told reporters after a briefing and dialogue session with members of the Umno agriculture bureau here Friday. <br><br> Universiti Malaysia Sabah was also actively conducting research on breeding of fish, said Muhyiddin who is chairman of the bureau. <br><br> He said his ministry and the state government would hold further discussions on various aspects of the project, including the funding. <br><br> Sabah Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Datuk Seri Abdul Rahim Ismail told reporters that he had identified a suitable site for the proposed centre. <br><br> <i>Source: Bernama</i>

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