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Pig Rearing Areas To Be Turned Into Industrial Area

by 5m Editor
5 October 2007, at 9:20am

MALAYSIA - The Melaka state government will take over several pig rearing areas in Alor Gajah next week to develop them into an industrial zone.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the move was aimed at overcoming the serious pollution to the environment because the pig farmers did not adhere to sanitary standards.

"Pig farmers at Bukit Beruang, Man Lok and Londang are given until Dec 31 to vacate the farms while those at Paya Mengkuang are given until March 31 next year to reduce them to 48,000," he told Bernama last night.

He said the decision to extend the deadline which ended today was reached at the special Cabinet committee meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak on Tuesday.

It was also attended by Housing and Local Government Minister and MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, Human Resource Minister and Alor Gajah MP Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn and Deputy Federal Territories Minister and Masjid Tanah MP Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop.

Source: Bernama.com


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