Foothills around Ipoh to be used for eco-farming

The foothills of Gunung Masoorat, Gunung Rapat, Gunung Panjang, Gunung Laiang and Gunung Gunting in Kinta Valley will be used for farming.

The pilot project will open up some 17.663 acres in the foothills of Gunung Masoorat.

The is following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between state Agriculture Development Department and Green Valley Agriculture which was represented by  Lim Vee Shen dan Rymba Management & Leisure Sdn Bhd, represented by Megat Mohd Shahrin Mohd Hamdan.

On hand to witness the MOU signing was Ipoh mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.

The plan was conceptualised during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic when the import and export of raw materials and vegetables were hindered.

This led to the shortage of vegetables and fruits to the local markets. The pandemic also led to the loss of job opportunities for many.

With the implementation of the urban framing project, not only locals will have job opportunities but also more products can be farmed for local consumption and help revitilise the economy.

The project is also expected to attract eco-tourism revenue to the state.

Meanwhile, Green Valley Agriculture will implement the hydroponic and fertigasi method of farming.

“We hope that with the implementation of these projects, Ipoh will become self sufficient in agricultural products.

“This is also in line with the federal government plans to make the country self sufficient,” said Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin.


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