Lahad Datu was once a dusty ‘cowboy’ town, much feared by tourists and the least visited destination within Sabah. BUT NOT ANY MORE, my dear friends. All those are things of the past. Lahad Datu today has greatly expanded its areal domain and the city is much cleaner and healthier to be in and the many buildings all housed the necessities of what a developing city could have. The Tanduo incidence at 200kms away was easily forgotten as the city now prepares itself for economic prosperity through trade and visitations.
The town has received much investments both from within and beyond and all of which has been well harnessed by the POIC (Palm oil & industrial clusters) management which makes it a truly must-visit industrial centre. Within the next few days, a team of foreign
buyers will be in town to ascertain the ability of Lahad Datu to supply 20,000 m/t of palm-kernel cakes, and if these proved viable, Lahad Datu will see almost a billion ringgit pumped in every year. Now that is a lot of money for the Ladatuans to chew. The vast contacts of BEMBC involvement has made these buyer-supplier contact the envy of others. A special tribute of thanks has to be extended to our Mr Noble Pang of BEMBC Kuching.
Today, Lahad Datu has witnessed another milestone with the official formation of the BIMP-EAGA Lahad Datu Business Council. It was officially launched by the none other
able-bodied Member of Parliament for P188 SILAM, DATUK HJ DATU NASRUN BIN DATUK MANSUR.
In his opening remarks, Datuk Nasrun said the Government is fully aware of the gems within Lahad Datu that are being discovered and considering its natural deep-water ports, new container ports are being build together with the liquid bulking installations. Very soon, Lahad Datu will be the second container port for Sabah whilst Sandakan and Tawau will soon be handling only bulk and conventional cargoes.
A 3rd reservoir has already been planned for the convenience of the people as well as ensuring an uninterrupted power supply for the people and the industries. As if this is not enough, a new airport has also been planned for Lahad Datu and situated just 20km away from the city centre. All these augurs well for Lahad Datu and BEBC is proud to makes its presence felt.
The BEBC LAHAD DATU BUSINESS COUNCIL is being headed by a 43-year old Nordin bin Ening. He is being assisted by raw young talents of emerging entrepreneurs and almost every one of them has been selected for the different avenues of trade they engaged in. It is a complete trading house. Today is Nordin’s 43rd birthday and it show no wonders that today has been chosen for this auspicious occasion.
Datuk Roselan has this special message to Encik Nordin:
“Happy birthday Dear Dino. May you live as long as you want; But do not be wanting as long as you live”.
With kindest regards from
Datuk Roselan Johar Mohamed
Chairman – BEBC