Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Ex-tobacco growers urged to venture into birds’ nest sector
May 17, 2010, Monday
KUALA TERENGGANU: Former tobacco growers have been urged to venture into the bird nest industry as the returns are lucrative.Terengganu Veterinary Services Department director Dr Azizul Mohd Sharom said they could turn the former smoking houses into homes for swiftlets.
“Several pilot projects involving former smoking houses in Besut and Marang have made high returns,” he told Bernama here yesterday. Dr Azizol said the former tobacco growers only need to spend RM20,000 each to renovate the former smoking houses.
The department would build a model swiftlet house costing RM10,000 at the Veterinary Training Centre in Cermin Kiri, Jerangau, Dungun. — Bernama