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‘Landscaping, floriculture has potential in Sabah’
Published on: Sunday, September 04, 2022
TENOME: The landscaping and floriculture industry has the potential to be developed in Sabah based on the discouraging demand as the state imported 156.93 tons of fresh flowers valued at RM4.9 million last year, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor. Hajiji said the development of the industry can lower total imports of fresh flowers in the future and help improve the local community’s economy. He said this when officiating at the 2022 Flower Festival at Sabah Agriculture Park here today.
“This Flower Festival can be a platform for floriculture and landscaping entrepreneurs to share information and experience and carry out business matching to develop the floriculture industry in this state. I also hope that this Flower Festival will be able to foster a sense of love for the beauty of flora as well as landscaping activities that are beneficial to the community,” he said.
He said the Flower Festival should be held every year as it can draw more tourists to visit Sabah’s interior, especially the Tenom district.