Malaysian deputy PM endorses new tuna processing facility plan

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Malaysia’s deputy prime minister has endorsed plans for a new tuna plant, which he said it would be the “country’s largest tuna factory”, reports Malaymail Online. 

Few details have been disclosed about the plant, but deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said 8.1 hectares of land near the Sungai Bernam estuary had been identified for its construction. 

“My friends from the fishermen’s association suggested to open a tuna factory in Hutan Melintang. I agreed for Malaysia’s largest tuna factory to be built in Hutan Melintang,” he said in a speech at an association dinner held locally to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

A local MP said the factory would provide employment opportunities to about 2,000 locals. 

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