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Official Opening of Sarawak Plantation Berhad's upgraded Niah Palm Oil Mill on 27 February 2008 by YAB Chief Minister of Sarawak

Niah - YAB Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud today officially declared open Sarawak Plantation Berhad's upgraded Niah Palm Oil Mill (NPOM) located at Kilometer 75 Miri-Bintulu Road. Upgrading works at the mill commenced in February 2007 at a cost of RM61 million and the mill's first commercial run started on 30 December 2007. With this upgraded, NPOM is now capable of processing 120 tons of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) per hour as compared to only 60 tons of FFB per hour previously. The upgraded mill is a modern complex with efficient machinery and is environmentally friendly capable of processing 720,000 tons of FFB per year.

NPOM will be able to process all the FFB from SPB's own plantation as well as FFB from smallholders in the neighbouring areas.

At the same function, YAB Chief Minister also witness payment of dividend of RM500,000.00 to the participants of Jambatan Suai NCR and RM468,000.00 of net proceeds from FFB sales to participants in the Oil Palm Mini Estates at Lot 86 Bukit Kisi. The payment was made in view of the good performance and high Crude Palm Oil price (CPO).

SPB also presented donations to the PIBG of S.K Kelapa Sawit 2, 3, 4 and 5 RM5,000.00 each The PIBG of S.K SLDB No. 1 and 3 Mukah also received RM5,000.00 each. The PIBG of Sri Duan Mukah received a similar amount from SPB. Moreover, SPB donated RM20,000.00 to the Jawatankuasa Surau Darul Iman Kampung Satap. YAB CM also signed a plaque to symbolize the laying of the foundation stone at the new masjid for SPB's Ladang Tiga estate.



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