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Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) chief executive officer Mohamad Khairil Mohamad Razi (second, right) and Agriculture and Food Security Ministry (KPKM) secretary-general Datuk Lokman Hakim Al (second, left) showing the memorandum of understanding signed between both parties for the development of high-impact agricultural projects and modern farming, during the Central Zone Madani Rakyat programme at the Kuala Selangor Sports Complex, Kuala Selangor on February 25, 2024. — Picture by REMY ARIFIN/SELANGORKINI

PKPS inks partnership with ministry to develop high-impact agricultural projects 

By Zareef Muzammil

KUALA SELANGOR, Feb 26 — The Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) is actively identifying strategic locations for the development of high-impact agricultural projects and modern farming.

Its chief executive officer Mohamad Khairil Mohamad Razi said the project in collaboration with the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry (KPKM) is in line with efforts to enhance the state’s food commodity self-sufficiency rate.

This strategic cooperation is also aimed at strengthening the food security agenda under the Selangor Agro Transformation Plan (Peta) framework, he added. 

“The allocation of RM24 million to be channelled by KPKM also involves several agricultural projects that have already kickstarted earlier this year. 

“These include the cereal maize cultivation projects in South Kuala Langat and Rawang spanning 300 acres and the dairy cattle farm development project at the PKPS Sungai Tengi farm.

“Other than these, we also have the high-value cash crop project at the Selangor Fruit Valley and the state’s food warehouse programme.” 

He said this after attending a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between PKPS and KPKM, in conjunction with the Central Zone Madani Rakyat programme at the Kuala Selangor Sports Complex, here, yesterday.  

The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari, and KPKM Minister Mohamad Sabu.

Meanwhile, Khairil said KPKM will be responsible for financing the initiatives and providing technical expertise, while PKPS will provide land and participants for all of these programmes. 

“Both organisations will also streamline their roles in the supply chain to ensure that products reach the people at affordable prices,” he said.

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