Thursday, May 3, 2012

Modern agriculture training, skills centre to be set up - CM


Sabah CM Musa Aman

SANDAKAN: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said he has recently held discussion with an institution to set up a centre for modern agriculture training and skills to train youths in Sabah under the Young Agro Businessmen (YAB) project.
The setting up of the centre is to produce modern farmers and to provide opportunities to youths and school leavers in the State to become successful modern farmers, Musa said, at the official opening of the Sandakan Area Farmers Organization’s new office and its 9th Annual General Meeting in Bandar Labuk Jaya yesterday.

“The State Government is committed and working closely with the Federal Government in taking measures to boost the agriculture industry in the State to enable it to give maximum impact to drive the development of the State to a higher level,” he said.

Musa added that the State Agriculture Director had met him to request for a piece of land of two to three acres in Sandakan to build a training and marketing centre.

“In principle, I agreed to the request because our youths who are unemployed , can be trained to become agriculture entrepreneurs. Today, the agriculture sector is a lucrative venture and can generate high returns,” Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, said.

The State and Federal Barisan Nasional Governments have always implemented development projects and programmes for the benefit of the people, he added.

Since 1993, the Government has allocated RM29 million to set up 25 Farmers Organization offices throughout the State and thus I am urging them to fully utilize these premises to provide the best services to members in their respective areas, Musa said.

In the context of the State Government, the existence of two farmers organizations with a total membership of 56,000 people will not only serve as a complement to help the government develop the economic sector but also contribute towards progress and modernization of the agricultural sector, thus raising the standard of living of the people in the State, Musa said.

Meanwhile, Musa also presented the 2011 Successful Farmers Awards, Excellent Student Awards to children of Sandakan Area Farmers Organization members, assistance for the admission to a university first degree programme and “Jasamu Dikenang” recipients during the function.

Among those present were Farmers’ Organization Authority of Malaysia chairman, Dato Haji Zainal Dahalan, Sandakan Area Farmers Organization Board of Directors chairman, Haji Hamdan Hamid, Sandakan Municipal Council president, Datuk James Wong, Assistant Minister to Chief Minister, Datuk Edward Khoo, Libaran Member of Parliament, Datuk Juslie Ajirol and Gum Gum State Assemblyman, Datuk Zakaria Haji Edris.


17 comments:

skinnerezel said...

Thanks for CM for remembering our people esp the youth in Sabah. We welcome more activites / happening in Sabah to catch up with W. Malaysia.
We are 5 to 10 years behind W.Malaysia. Time to catch up before it is too late.

Green Sabah said...

I'm glad to hear the government's initiative to set up this modern agriculture training centre for the locals to participate in. This will help improve the agriculture skills and knowledge of the people.

Alexis said...

Lebih banyak pusat latihan dan kemahiran akan dibina di Sabah. Rakyat Sabah terutama golongan belia perlu memanfaatkannya.

Anak Sabah said...

Ini adalah satu rancangan yang baik daripada kerajaan untuk memberikan peluang kepada belia muda mendapatkan latihan dan pekerjaan dalam sektor agriculture.

Anak Sabah said...

Diharapkan anak-anak muda temaptan akan mengambil peluang ini untuk melibatkan diri dalam sektor ini kerana ada potensi untuk dibangunkan.

Green Sabah said...

Indeed Alexis, Petronas will also be setting up Kimanis Petroleum Training Centre which will give opportunity to the locals to get trained in the oil and gas sector. There are more training center which will benefit the locals and boost job opportunity.

http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/10/26/petronas-training-centre-to-boost-participation-by-sabahans-in-og-sector/

Green Sabah said...

True, Anak Sabah. This is a good program which can allow the youngsters to get involved in the agriculture sector, we should have a modernized agriculture practice to boost efficiency and production and eventually leads to food security. Hopefully the government will continue to boost the local agriculture sector.

Green Sabah said...

This is a good opportunity, to those youngsters who are still unemployed or unsure what path to take, it is good to take advantages on these agriculture training.

mantera said...

ini peluang baik bagi anak2 muda untuk meningkatkan kemahiran mereka, peluang mereka juga pasti cerah.

samm said...

baguslah..golongan belia harus memanfaatkan peluang ini dengan sebaiknya.

samm said...

ini peluang golongan muda untuk dapatkan kemahiran, jadi ia harus digunakan dengan sebaiknya.

samm said...

ini satu usaha yang baik oleh kerajaan dan mampu untuk membangunkan sektor pertanian.

samm said...

memang baik jika banyak pusat latihan dan kemahiran diwujudkan. ini baik untuk belia Sabah.

samm said...

teruskan usaha untuk majukan rakyat dan negeri ini.

kamilla said...

Program yang akan di sokong semua rakyat Sabah.

kamilla said...

Ambil peluang yang di beri..

Azroy said...

negara2 lain sudahpun menggunakan kaedah pertanian moden untuk meningkatkan produktiviti mereka.. Sabah juga perlu menggunakan kaedah yang sama..

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