Ex­port pro­to­col will in­crease price of swift­let bird’s nest

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BELURAN: The mar­ket price of swift­let bird’s nest will in­crease with the sign­ing of a pro­to­col agree­ment be­tween Malaysia and China for the ex­port of the bird’s nest to the coun­try.

Agri­cul­ture and Agro-based In­dus­try Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Malaysia and China were fi­nal­is­ing the ex­port pro­to­col of swift­let bird’s nest in its raw form.

“When the agree­ment is ex­e­cuted, I be­lieve that there will be a hike in the mar­ket price of the bird’s nest as prices will ev­i­dently re­cover. Four years ago, the price of swift­let bird’s nest dropped to RM800 per kilo­gramme and now it has gone up to RM4,000 per kilo­gramme,” he told re­porters af­ter at­tend­ing the ‘Jali­nan Tani Daerah San­dakan’ pro­gramme yes­ter­day.

He was con­fi­dent that the pro­to­col agree­ment would be im­ple­mented fol­low­ing the good ties forged be­tween Malaysia and China through the ef­forts of Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak, as well as the high de­mand for swift­let bird’s nest from Malaysia.

Ahmad Shabery said the mar­ket price for the bird’s nest was good and the gov­ern­ment would com­pre­hen­sively view this in­dus­try, in­clud­ing pro­vid­ing busi­ness cap­i­tal loans for en­trepreneurs. - Ber­nama

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