Holistic green economy and adoption of ICT
Second largest producer of palm oil in the world
Positioned to support the national agenda on food security initiatives to provide access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food
Teluk Intan is the district capital and largest town in Hilir Perak district and third largest town in the state of Perak. In the early days, the town was known as Teluk Mak Intan, after a female Mandailing trader. It was here that the Perak rulers held court from 1528 until Kuala Kangsar became the royal town in 1877.
Playing a key role in Malaysia’s position as the second largest producer of palm oil in the world, Teluk Intan is redefining its standing in traditional agriculture by employing higher value and spillover strategies in the cultivation and processing of oil palm..
Subsequently, element of holistic green economy and the adoption of ICT in plantations and agriculture are incorporated in the roadmap of the strategies for Building on the State’s existing sector focus, a food processing and manufacturing park will be developed to allow WPS to capture a large domestic and foreign market share, particularly leveraging on the proximity of the palm oil industrial cluster. The park will cater for the production of halal products which is in line with the Government’s aspirations of develop the local Halal market.
The national emphasis on food security has presented Teluk Intan the opportunity to leverage on its experience and technology developed throughout the years in the industry. With a clear focus on agro-based industries, WPS enables the rural community, majority consisting of the Bottom 40 per cent (B40) income group, to be part of this important initiative in providing the people with access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food.
With its rich natural resources, the Economic Catalyst Projects designed for the node will help create an eco-agro-tourism and industrial footprint for Teluk Intan.
PALM OIL CLUSTER
Become the leader in research and technology to increase productivity and enhance diversification
Develop an environmentally friendly plastics cluster to create a holistic green economy ecosystem
Emphasis to be given to the increase use of ICT in plantation and agriculture
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