Tanjung Manis Halal Hub can be China’s stepping stone into Asean market

August 24, 2016, Wednesday Tanjung Manis Halal Hub can be China’s stepping stone into Asean market XI’AN, China: Sarawak can complement efforts of China’s halal industry players to expand into the Asean market and beyond by tapping into the strategic Tanjung Manis Halal Hub (TMHH) in the state. Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, Trade and Investment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this in a meeting with business leaders from the timber and halal food industry in Xian yesterday. “This could be your stepping stone into the Asean market in the Asean Business Community which has a population of 625 million,” he said. Awang Tengah is leading the state’s delegation on an investment promotion mission to China, starting in Xian where they meet business and industry leaders to establish ties for prospective economic cooperation and collaboration. Among those at the meeting were Xiao Nan, (Minister of E-Commerce) of Shaanxi Halal Food Chamber of Commerce, Xi’an Muslim Chamber of Commerce and furniture and halal food industry players in Xian. The association represents some 2,000 companies in the halal food industry in China. Tanjung Manis Halal Hub (TMHH) is a specially designated zone aimed at tapping the lucrative global halal food market, and can serve the demand of Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand and other countries in the vicinity. Malaysia has been spearheading the halal industry and being a pioneer in halal certification, Malaysia ensures the integrity of halal products and services through strict compliance with Syariah requirements whilst still being business focused. According to the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub Master Plan approved by the Sarawak state government on March 25, 2015, the total area of TMHH is 124,517 hectares, out of which 89,753 hectares are still available for investment in various halal products. It is the largest among all the other halal hubs or parks in Malaysia and earmarked for the nucleus development of manufacturing, processing, aquaculture, agricultu

Update Date : 09/06/2016