Goh hails China’s keen interest to explore investment opportunities in Sabah’s palm oil industry

KUALA LUMPUR: President of The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) Tan Sri T.C Goh has welcomed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s statement expressing China’s keen interest to explore investment opportunities in Sabah, in palm oil industry especially.

He hoped such a plan could become a reality soon.

“We really hope bilateral trade between Sabah and China can be boosted post Covid-19, and more Chinese investors will come and invest in Sabah, to help expedite our economic recovery, post pandemic,” he said.

Goh who is also a director of the Malaysia-China Business Council (MCBC) cum chairman of its Bilateral Policy Bureau expressed this, while responding to the fruitful discussion between Wang and Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, during their meeting in Kota Kinabalu, on Saturday.

Goh who is also President of The Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) was glad to note that both Wang Yi and Dr Jeffrey agreed that Sabah and China will forge closer rapport and cooperation in various aspects, especially in economy and culture, besides promoting social visits between people of the two nations.

Goh also recognized that Sabah should bring in some of China’s advanced skills, knowledge and operating mentality, agriculture and fishing technology especially, in order to better tap into their vast potential to boost our domestic food production.

He also hoped that when the pandemic is over and China reopens its doors, more Chinese tourists could come back to visit Malaysia, Sabah included, to help revive our tourism industry.

He added that he especially welcomed and supported Wang Yi’s statement that: “China is willing to support any projects which are beneficial and could help realize Sabah’s aspirations.”. He thus hoped Sabah and China could quickly come out with a new blueprint to boost bilateral cooperation in various sectors, including trade and economy, industry, and tourism.

He fervently hoped that such a close and comprehensive cooperation between Sabah and China could materialize, as soon as possible.

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