A delegation from Brunei, led by Tuan Yang Terutama Dato Paduka Haji Alaihuddin, Brunei’s High Commissioner, visited RECODA’s office in Kuching in September for talks about economic cooperation.

The High Commissioner and his colleagues were welcomed by the Regional Corridor Development Authority’s CEO, Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wilson Baya Dandot, who delivered a detailed update on the impressive progress being made on several key SCORE projects and the exciting investment opportunities they are creating.

There was a particular focus on the development of the halal industry in the Tanjung Manis growth zone in Central Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest designated halal hub.

The 77,000 hectare project aims to encourage the rapid growth of companies in sectors such as food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that can meet the growing worldwide demand for halal products.

Tanjung Manis will offer investors access to a large land bank, an excellent transport and communications infrastructure, tax breaks, biotechnology grants and a range of other federal and state-funded incentives.

Alongside the RECODA team, the Brunei delegation held detailed discussions with representatives from UPUIH (the Entrepreneurial Development and Halal Industry Unit), the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation and Sarawak Energy Berhad.