Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Bintulu Birdnest Merchants Association

BINTULU: The Bintulu Birdnest Merchants Association has officially been registered. This was disclosed by its protem chairman, Chieng Lea Phing at a press conference here yesterday. He said the Registrar of Societies (ROS) had endorsed its application on June 29 this year after it was submitted six months ago.

“With the approval, we are now inviting merchants or traders dealing with birdnests including swiftlet house owners to come and register as members,” said Chieng, adding that those interested to get involved in the birdnest business or breeding of swiflets are also welcomed as members.

Chieng added that in view of the mushrooming of the swiftlet breeding industry because of the lucrative overseas market, an association was needed to look after the interests of its members and help them to develop the foreign markets.

“Our primary objective is to help our members to achieve a healthy and proper development of the birdnest business. Membership is open to all races and those aged 21 years and above are eligible to apply with the registration fee of RM100 and a subsequent monthly fee of RM10,” he said.

Chieng also said that the election of new office bearers would be held during its inaugural annual general meeting to be held in the first quarter of next year.

Those interested to apply for membership are advised to contact Chieng (013-8332123), Eric Pau (012-8881458) or Yong Hock (012- 8708898).

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