KUCHING, Feb. 26 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs hopes that the Sarawak government will be able to help address the problem of rising costs faced by poultry and egg producers in the state .
Its minister, Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, said the federal government had provided grants worth RM500 million to help the industry meet its rising operating costs, but this did not was still not enough.
“I hope this proposal can be considered by the state government,” he told reporters after inspecting the poultry farm owned by the CCK company in Kampung Buso, Bau, about 31 km from here.
According to him, the problem of rising costs faced by livestock farmers must be addressed to prevent people from facing difficulties in sourcing chickens and eggs in the state.
“Let the state (government) level decide. The federal government already provides grants,” he said.
Nanta said that according to the poultry companies he met in the state, apart from the increase in the price of chicken feed, they were also facing a shortage of workers, which required a more comprehensive solution with the help. of the state government. — Bernama