Qatar set to invest in Sarawak halal hub

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Qatar has reiterated its interest to invest in Sarawak’s halal hub at Tanjung Manis, with the production of halal gelatine, pharmaceuticals and food production among its identified industries.

The move follows a meeting by Sarawak’s Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud with with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani to discuss possible Qatari direct investments in Sarawak at the Inside Asia Forum 2012 organised by Inside Investor in October 2012 in Doha, Qatar.

At the Inside Asia Forum 2012, Al Thani identified halal food production, halal fashion and halal cosmetics as possible investment targets for Qatari companies in Sarawak.

On March 6, acting Charge d’Affaires of the Qatari Embassy in Malaysia Rashid Al Mulla, who was on a working visit to Sarawak, said Qatar was now planning to build a hub at Doha where products manufactured in Sarawak would be exported to its capital for the Middle East market.

“There are so many potential areas of investment in the state especially in the field of halal hub and heavy industries in minerals at the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy,” Al Mulla said.

“The strong emphasis put on developing the aquaculture sector and fishing industries in Sarawak provides an opportunity for Qatar to be involved in the production of halal gelatine,” he added.

“It is one of the new products that are coming up, there is a big future for this market especially in biometric and medicine. We are also looking into agriculture and food production,” Al Mulla  told a press conference held in Kuching on that day.

Confident that the project would become a reality, the ambassador said Qatar was very much interested in enhancing its relations with the state as it looked into establishing future collaborations in the field of investment.

“The SCORE project is really interesting and exciting to international investors including Qatar, which is seeking good opportunities in the state. The country is ready to come to Sarawak and invest in new opportunities while creating new job opportunities for the people here.

“We are very much interested in enhancing good ties with the state,” he continued.

Al Mulla during his visit also paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Taib Mahmud.

 

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[caption id="attachment_7463" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to enlarge[/caption] Qatar has reiterated its interest to invest in Sarawak's halal hub at Tanjung Manis, with the production of halal gelatine, pharmaceuticals and food production among its identified industries. The move follows a meeting by Sarawak's Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud with with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani to discuss possible Qatari direct investments in Sarawak at the Inside Asia Forum 2012 organised by Inside Investor in October 2012 in Doha, Qatar. At the Inside Asia Forum 2012, Al Thani identified halal food production, halal fashion and halal...

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Tanjung Manis halal park
Click to enlarge

Qatar has reiterated its interest to invest in Sarawak’s halal hub at Tanjung Manis, with the production of halal gelatine, pharmaceuticals and food production among its identified industries.

The move follows a meeting by Sarawak’s Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud with with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani to discuss possible Qatari direct investments in Sarawak at the Inside Asia Forum 2012 organised by Inside Investor in October 2012 in Doha, Qatar.

At the Inside Asia Forum 2012, Al Thani identified halal food production, halal fashion and halal cosmetics as possible investment targets for Qatari companies in Sarawak.

On March 6, acting Charge d’Affaires of the Qatari Embassy in Malaysia Rashid Al Mulla, who was on a working visit to Sarawak, said Qatar was now planning to build a hub at Doha where products manufactured in Sarawak would be exported to its capital for the Middle East market.

“There are so many potential areas of investment in the state especially in the field of halal hub and heavy industries in minerals at the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy,” Al Mulla said.

“The strong emphasis put on developing the aquaculture sector and fishing industries in Sarawak provides an opportunity for Qatar to be involved in the production of halal gelatine,” he added.

“It is one of the new products that are coming up, there is a big future for this market especially in biometric and medicine. We are also looking into agriculture and food production,” Al Mulla  told a press conference held in Kuching on that day.

Confident that the project would become a reality, the ambassador said Qatar was very much interested in enhancing its relations with the state as it looked into establishing future collaborations in the field of investment.

“The SCORE project is really interesting and exciting to international investors including Qatar, which is seeking good opportunities in the state. The country is ready to come to Sarawak and invest in new opportunities while creating new job opportunities for the people here.

“We are very much interested in enhancing good ties with the state,” he continued.

Al Mulla during his visit also paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Taib Mahmud.

 

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