KOTA KINABALU – The agriculture and agro-based industry ministry plans to set up 10 more permanent farmer markets in Sabah under the 11th Malaysia Plan, with an estimated cost of RM20 million.
Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the 10 was in addition to the permanent farmer markets in Keningau and Asia City, Kota Kinabalu.
“Among locations for the farmer markets are Putatan, Ranau, Beaufort, Tamparuli, Tuaran, Sipitang, Tawau, Sandakan and Menggatal,” he told reporters after a visit to the Asia City Farmers’ Market site here today.
He said the ministry would discuss with the state government on its plan, particularly on suitable locations for the permanent farmer markets.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said an estimated RM2 million was allocated to build a permanent farmer market in Asia City. – BERNAMA