Felda aims to de­velop 7,000 ha in Sam­padi

The Borneo Post - - HOME - By Lim How Pim re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

LUNDU: Felda Global Ven­tures Hold­ings Ber­had ( FGV) aims to de­velop 7,000 ha of land in Sam­padi here.

Its chair­man Tan Sri Mohd Isa Ab­dul Sa­mad said some 4,000 ha have al­ready been de­vel­oped, while oil palm plant­ing is be­ing un­der­taken on an­other 3,000 ha.

He told re­porters at Kam­pung Stoh yes­ter­day that FGV en­gaged 200 lo­cal work­ers and 100 ven­dors in the Sam­padi plan­ta­tions.

Apart from Sam­padi, FGV also has plan­ta­tions in Miri cov­er­ing about 12,000 ha.

Mohd Isa said FGV has been or­gan­is­ing for small­hold­ers in Miri, cour­ses that have re­ceived over­whelm­ing re­sponse.

On the Na­tive Cus­tom­ary Rights ( NCR) land is­sue in Sam­padi, he said he had dis­cussed the mat­ter with the Fed­eral Land De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity

In fact, this is­sue was raised dur­ing the 2011 state elec­tion. This land is­sue will even­tu­ally be solved as Felda will iron it out with the di­rec­tor of the state Land and Sur­vey Depart­ment.

(Felda).

“In fact, this is­sue was raised dur­ing the 2011 state elec­tion. This land is­sue will even­tu­ally be solved as Felda will iron it out with the di­rec­tor of the state Land and Sur­vey Depart­ment,” he said.

On FGV’s pos­si­ble plans to ex­pand its plan­ta­tion ar­eas in Sarawak, Isa said po­ten­tial landown­ers or in­vestors could ap­proach him for a dis­cus­sion.

“Since FGV’s list­ing in Bursa

Tan Sri Mohd Isa Ab­dul Sa­mad, Felda Global Ven­tures Hold­ings Ber­had chair­man

Malaysia in 2012, we have not made any losses. Nei­ther have we made huge prof­its. Of the to­tal prof­its, 40 per cent came from plan­ta­tions and 20 per cent from down­stream ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said, hop­ing for 2017 to be a bet­ter year for the cor­po­ra­tion profit-wise.

He added that FGV is ful­fill­ing its cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity as di­rected by Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak.

Mohd Isa (third left) presents a cer­tifi­cate of pro­mo­tion to an FGV Sam­padi Re­gional Com­plex staff mem­ber.

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