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The Sabah State Government set up POIC Lahad Datu in 2005 to spearhead the development of palm oil downstream processing to add value to its 1.5 million hectares of oil palm plantations, to create jobs and business opportunities. Apart from palm oil/oil palm, POIC Lahad Datu is also poised to attract investments in port & logistics, biomass, bio refineries, oil & gas and related small and medium enterprises for the Halal Park@POIC.

Aside from investments directly linked to palm oil, POIC Lahad Datu also offers business opportunities in a wide range of supporting industries needed for a sector which contributes RM4 billion in state revenue per annum and employs 130,000.

POIC Lahad Datu is incorporated within the Sabah Development Corridor which aims to propel the state to developed status by 2025. To-date, 1,700 acres in POIC Lahad Datu have been developed with infrastructure and utilities. The industrial park is planned to cover more than 4,400 acres of integrated industrial complex designed to cater light, medium and heavy industries.

A Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk terminal are presently in operation, while the Container Terminal (with a capacity of 250,000 TEUs) is under construction and due to be operational by 2017.

POIC Lahad Datu is envisaged to be not only a catalyst for the development of Sabah, but also the resource-rich BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) which supplies the global market with palm oil, cocoa, rubber, timber and minerals, including coal and petroleum.

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 International Biomass Conference Malaysia 2015 [8-9 Dec 2015, KL]

The International Biomass Conference Malaysia, jointly organized by MITI, MATRADE & AIM, will be held from 8-9 December 2015 at MATRADE Hall, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC), Kuala Lumpur

 Bioenergy Symposium & Business Matching Event [2-4 Dec 2015, Kuching]

Bioenergy Symposium & Business Matching Evening - "Focus: German Technologies in the Fields of Biomass & Biogas", organized by the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be held from 2-4 December 2015 at Hilton Hotel Kuching, Sarawak


  1. Oil Palm Has RM200 Billion Economic Value for Sabah

    Sabah's oil palm industry has a potential economic value of RM200 billion if downstream value-adding utilising crude palm oil and oil palm biomass is fully developed. The figure, which is about five times larger than the state's annual gross domestic product (GDP) was mentioned by Datuk Bolkiah Ismail, the assistant minister of Industrial Development...

  2. BREWTROLEUM - Next Wave of Renewable Fuel

    Renewable energy is today a global conversation although fossil fuel is expected to still dominate world consumption in the foreseeable decades. Right here in Sabah, renewable energy from particularly non-oil sources such as biomass has been gaining traction with rising awareness and generous feed-in tariffs offered by Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).

  3. Encouraging Response at Biomass Seminar

    Interests in business opportunities in oil palm biomass among Sabah industry players appeared on the uptrend if attendance at a recent seminar in Tawau was any indication.

    Active promotion of biomass downstream has been on-going for the past 4-5 years. There is much investor interests backed by mature technologies as well as market demand for finished products. However, progress has been slowed largely due to the issue of longterm supply of raw materials and, for local entrepreneurs, the challenge in raising large capital needed for producing high-value biochemical.

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