KOTA KINABALU, Aug 30 (Bernama) -- Biotechnology has the potential to become the "medium" for economic growth and generate new wealth for the state as well as increase the rakyat's income, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
In this regard, he said the state government, through its "Halatuju" development agenda, has outlined the needs for the benefits of science and technology, especially biotechnology for development.
Towards this end, several initiatives have taken off to facilitate the rakyat's participation in biotechnology focusing on knowledge, he said in his speech at a briefing on Bioeconomy in Sabah Development Corridor (SDC), here today.
Also present was Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili.
Musa, who is also state finance minister, said the initiatives include implementing various key projects such as Sabah Agro-Industrial Precinct (SAIP), Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC) and Keningau Integrated Livestock Farming Centre.