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29001. 09/10/2002
   
06 October 2002 (Business Times) - IRAN, a traditional soyabean oilbuyer, seeks some 40,000 tonnes of Malaysian palm oil for delivery beforethe end of this year.
29002. 09/10/2002
   
7/10/02 (New Straits Times) - A local company has come up with theworld's first enzymatic treatment that permits palm kernel expeller to befed to chicken and fish.
29003. 09/10/2002
   
09 October 2002 (Business Times) - SABAH’S plantation sector is capable ofproducing 10 million tonnes of biomass a year.Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat said as such, the state’sprivate sector should consider exploiting the economic potential of thisorganic waste.“Biomass can be used as raw material for medium density particle boards,pulp and paper and decomposed organic fetiliser. It can also be used togenerate electricity,” he said at a luncheon hosted by the MalaysianInternational Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) Sabah branch inKota Kinabalu yesterday.He also said apart from just producing cooking oil from palm oil,manufacturers must explore opportunities in producing confectionary fats,creamers, emulsifiers and non-food products such as oleo-chemicals,bio-fuels, detergents, personal care items and lubricants.Chong said Sabah is strategically located to tap the consumer markets inBrunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.He said the state has the potential to become a centre to manufactureproducts such as electrical items.“Our small and medium industries have the capacity to match the needs ofthe spending power of the 60 million population in the region.“Manufacturers would not face problems in shipping the manufactured itemsconsidering Sabah location and the volume of business they could tap.”
29004. 09/10/2002
   
08 October 2002 (Business Times) - MALAYSIA has managed to convince theFood and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to accord rubber plantations asplanted forest.
29005. 09/10/2002
   
KUCHING, Oct 7 (Bernama) -- Three companies involved in the manufacturingand palm oil industries in Sarawak have been charged so far this year withdischarging effluents without complying with the Environmental QualityRegulations.Sarawak Department of Environment (DOE) Director Dr Abdul Rahman Awangsaid Monday that in the latest case, a palm oil mill in Kuching divisionwas fined RM15,000 last month for not meeting the DOE standards for thedischarge of effluents.
29006. 03/10/2002
   
ROMPIN, Oct 2 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Berhad has agreed in principleto buy electricity generated by Felda using bio-mass technology.TNB chairman Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis said a TNB subsidiary, Tenaga SPLSdn Bhd, and Felda were experimenting the effectiveness of oil palm husksin power production."Soon we will sign an agreement to buy electricity from Felda so theproject can succeed," he told reporters after attending a Felda functionnear here Wednesday. Dr Jamaluddin is the member of parliament for Rompin.Felda chairman Tan Sri Dr Yusof Noor, who was present, said the agencywould construct four power stations powered by oil palm husks, as part ofFelda's downstream activities.Dr Jamaluddin said Felda would supply 20 megawatts of electricity to eachof the power stations.TNB will buy the electricity at 18 sen per unit. At present, it is paying12 sen for gas generated electricity and 13 sen for coal produced power."Even though we will buy from Felda at a higher price, we will only bedistributing to customers in the areas concerned...no grid cost isinvolved here," he added. -- BERNAMA
29007. 02/10/2002
   
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) -- Alami Vegetable Oil Products Sdn Bhd, amanufacturer of palm oil products, plans to set up a palm oil processingplants in Xian, China, with investments worth US$8.5 million.Chief executive officer, Mohamad Radwan Alami told Bernama recently thatthe company had teamed up with a Chinese party and the joint-venture waspending final approvals from the local authorities.Radwan was following the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation(Matrade) trade and investment mission led by Minister of InternationalTrade and Industry, Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz to Xian, Chongqing andShanghai, from Sept 22 to 29, 2002.He said his company would be holding a 70 percent stake in thejoint-venture and the plant would have a production capacity of 180,000tonnes a year.Alami has been exporting about 4,000 tonnes of palm oil products to Chinaa year but Radwan said it was difficult to expand his business furtherwithout having a joint-venture.There are currently three vegetable oil plants in Xian, of which oneprocesses palm oil. This plant is a joint-venture between Malaysia,Singapore and Chinese investors.Radwan had also followed the Matrade investment mission to Beijing, Dalianand Shanghai last May where an agreement was signed between Alami andChina's Guangdong Kanghui Group Company for the processing anddistribution of palm oil products.However, the deal had yet to materialise as the Chinese party is stillwaiting for the processing licence.Under this deal, Alami would be investing between US$800,000 to US$1.0million to modify an existing soya bean crusher plant in Wuhan into arefinery to process palm oil.He said the plant had not been running for three years and had been usedas a distribution centre with a storage capacity of 600,000 tonnes.Radwan has been involved in the palm oil business for the past 13 yearsand the company has eight vegetable oil plants in Africa, Sri Lanka aswell as some Asean countries.Alami also exports palm oil products to the Middle East and has beeninvolved in the "Oil for Food Programme" by exporting to Iraq since1997.-- BERNAMA
29008. 02/10/2002
   
27 Sept.2002 (Business Times) - A CONSORTIUM of Malaysian plantationcompanies is mulling construction of storage tanks for palm oil in severalAfrican states to tap the RM1 billion-a- year market.
29009. 01/10/2002
   
SRI KEMBANGAN, Sept 27 (NSTP) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr MahathirMohamad is scheduled to make an official visit to New Delhi on Oct 16 and17 to further boost bilateral ties.
29010. 01/10/2002
   
TANAH MERAH, Sept 24 (NSTP) - Settlers who engage the service of Felda toreplant the old oil palm trees at their holdings stand to get betterreturns.Felda general manager (Kelantan region) Rosla Ali said the seedlingssupplied to them could boost production to up to 45 tonnes for everyhectare.
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