Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sabah Guidelines on swiftlet farming being drawn

Jan 25, 2011

No guidelines yet: Swiftlet farming activities at a building in the urban areas of Sandakan.
SANDAKAN: Sabah is preparing policy guidelines for swiftlet farming in the state following a decision last April to ban the activity in major urban centres. State Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai said the guidelines were being drawn up. He said this during a Chinese New Year walkabout at Bandar Ramai Ramai by Parti Bersatu Sabah leaders recently.

The minister was replying to a question from New Sabah Times on the existence of swiftlet farming activities in urban areas despite the ban. To another question whether the ban was in force, Yee said he was not aware of it as the guidelines for bird’s nest farming in the state was being drawn.

Last April, Dr Yee announced the state government’s ban on swiftlet farming in urban centres statewide was for environmental, health and cleanliness purposes.

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