State-owned Korporasi Pembangunan Desa has signed a RM12mil joint venture deal with peninsula-based Mitomasa Sdn Bhd to cultivate up to 400ha of Moringa oleifera trees in the interior Nabawan district over the next three years.
The signing between cooperative chairman Ahmad Bujang and Mitomasa director Liliya Kong and representative Masatosi Mito was witnessed by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin here yesterday.
Datuk Yahya Said...
Sabah needs to fully exploit its biodiversity wealth and fame to tap into the country’s rapidly expanding herbal industry now worth RM10bil a year.
Do you know that it originates from the Himalayas?
Its leaves are often used as an ingredient in soup or by themselves, and is said to be a significant source of beta carotene, Vitamin C, protein, iron and potassium. It's healthy!
Its oil, extracted from the seed, has traditionally been used in India for the treatment of sexual dysfunction in men.
Bah orang Sabah, don't miss this opportunity. Be aware of this tree coming to Nabawan anytime soon!