First biofertilizer making plant in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: The executive chairman of Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd, Tan Sri Datu Khalil Bin Datu Haji Jamalul, made a visit recently to the Sabah Softwoods Hybrid Fertiliser (SSHF), located at POIC Industrial park in Lahad Datu.

Sabah Softwoods Hybrid Fertiliser is a joint venture company between Sabah Softwoods Bhd, a subsidiary of Innoprise Corporation Sdn Bhd and All Cosmos Industries Sdn Bhd (ACI).

On hand to welcome Khalil were Mohd Hattah Haji Jaafar, CEO of Sabah Softwoods Bhd, Dato Tony Peng Shih Hao, Group Chairman cum CEO of All Cosmos Industries and Shawn Lim Fung Bin, CEO of Sabah Softwoods Hybrid Fertiliser Sdn Bhd.

SSHF is the first biofertilizer manufacturing plant in Sabah with the capacity of 250,000 metric tons per year. It focuses on manufacturing, marketing and trading of bio-organic fertilizers for the growing market demands in Sabah, Sarawak and Indonesia.

Through this venture, ACI will supply the biotechnology and production expertise, distribution networks as well as access to raw materials, whilst Sabah Softwoods is to take the lead in research and development trials in oil palm estates, as well as providing biomass from oil palm milling and its wood chip production activities.

Khalil also visited the Borneo Rainforest Lodge (BRL) in Lahad Datu where he was briefed by the Group Manager of Tourism Division, George Hong, on human resource management, green practices and the soon to be completed three-unit Premium Villa to cater for the up-market tourists.
He said the green practices by BRL is the right approach towards protecting the environment and yet still be able to generate revenue from its tourism activities.

The innovative and comprehensive green practices implemented in BRL are testament of the commitment of Yayasan Sabah Group towards caring for the environment, he said.

“This has resulted in the much recognition in various platforms. Last year was no exception when we have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited BRL. As a Group, we are extremely proud of this achievement and hope BRL will maintain its leadership position in the industry,” he added.sabahsoftwoodskhalil