The Department of Industrial Development & Research (DIDR), was formed in 1977 by a State Cabinet directive and place under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Industrial Development, Sabah. DIDR is entrusted with the responsibility of promoting and coordinating industrial development in Sabah.
Established in 1994, K.K.I.P. Sdn. Bhd. is a wholly-owned company of the Sabah State Government through the Chief Minister (Incorporation) Ordinance. It is a State Government agency under the direct purview of Sabah Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI).KOTA KINABALU INDUSTRIAL PARK (KKIP)
Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) was established as a modern and integrated industrial park and equipped with quality infrastructure such as dedicated power supply, efficient water and drainage system, road, telecommunication & internet connection. KKIP is a state government project and managed by K.K.I.P. Sdn. Bhd., has been designated as the nucleus of growth for the state to facilitate both economic development and to optimized the utilization of the state’s natural resources and strategic connectivity to the rest of Asia market.Targeted Industries
The main target of industries to be developed are aerospace, automotive and Biotech. However, KKIP is also planned to be able to accommodate general manufacturing activities, including food, wood, silica, rubber and other resource-based manufacturing.
Since its inception, Sawit Kinabalu Group has since grown from strength to strength as one of the largest palm oil producers in Sabah. Its carefully shaped and guided performance throughout the years has allowed the Group to reap and enjoy success in every facet of its operation.
As a successful government owned corporation in palm oil business and integral to the Sabah Development Corridor blueprint, Sawit Kinabalu has been given the trust to spearhead another iconic project for the development of the industrial land known as Palm Oil Industrial Cluster or POIC in Sandakan, Sabah.
For the Group, the project is regarded as an opportunity to diversify its business in downstream activities. Commercially marketed as SAWIT POIC, a total area of 2,800 acres of land is being developed in two phases. SAWIT POIC is a well planned and dedicated industrial park for all oil palm related activities.
Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) was formed with the objectives of accelerating industrial and commercial development in the State & effectuating greater bumiputera participation in commerce and industry.
In order to fulfill these objectives, SEDCO has undertaken various economic activities on its own through joint ventures with investors, both local and foreign.
Today, SEDCO's spectrum of commercial activities includes manufacturing, property development, trading and services. While pursuing its commercial objectives, SEDCO remains committed to its responsibility to uplift the economy of bumiputera through its entrepreneurial development program.
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The Sabah State Government set up POIC Lahad Datu in 2005 to spearhead the development of palm oil downstream processing to add value to its 1.55 million hectares of oil palm plantations, to create jobs and business opportunities. Apart from palm oil/oil palm, POIC Lahad Datu is also poised to attract investments in port & logistics, biomass, bio refineries, oil & gas and related small and medium enterprises.
Aside from investments directly linked to palm oil, POIC Lahad Datu also offers business opportunities in a wide range of supporting industries needed for a sector which contributes approximately RM4 billion in State revenue per annum and employs 130,000.
To-date, 2,000 acres in POIC Lahad Datu have been developed with infrastructure and utilities. The industrial park is planned to cover more than 4,400 acres of integrated industrial complex designed to cater to light, medium and heavy industries.
A Liquid Bulk Terminal that can cater up to 100,000 DWT vessel, a Dry Bulk Terminal and barge berth are presently in operation, while the Container Terminal (with a capacity of up to 250,000 TEUs) is being commissioned for operation in 2019.
POIC Lahad Datu provides an attractive setting for investment opportunities with a strategic location being situated along the second busiest shipping route of Lombok-Makassar, investment incentives, availability of infrastructure and favourable living environment.
POIC Lahad Datu is envisaged to be not only a catalyst for the development of Sabah, but also the resource-rich BIMPC-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-China East ASEAN Growth Area) which supplies the global market with palm oil, cocoa, rubber, timber and minerals, including coal and petroleum.
The Sabah State Government has recognized that the growth in the oil and gas (O&G) industry is vital to the social and economic development of Sabah and Malaysia. Prior to this, the state Government’s involvement in the state has been minimal. Realizing the potential of this industry in accelerating state development, the State Government is committed to participate directly in this industry. It has, therefore, taken a proactive and strategic approach in the development of O&G industry, particularly in its downstream activities.
In July 2010, the State Cabinet approved the establishment of the industrial park dedicated for oil and gas activities and the formation of a state owned agency called Sabah Oil and Gas Development Corporation (SOGDC). SOGDC acts as a purpose vehicle company to own, develop, manage and market an area of approximately 1,600ha / 4,065 acres in Mengalong, Sipitang District to be known as Sipitang Oil & Gas Industrial Park (SOGIP).