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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 1.5 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 for the Halal Park@POIC.

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 RM4 billion in state revenue per annum and employs 130,000.

POIC Lahad Datu is incorporated within the Sabah Development Corridor which aims to propel the state to developed status by 2025. To-date, 1,700 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 light, medium and heavy industries.

A Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk terminal are presently in operation, while the Container Terminal (with a capacity of 250,000 TEUs) is under construction and due to be operational by 2017.

POIC Lahad Datu is envisaged to be not only a catalyst for the development of Sabah, but also the resource-rich BIMP-EAGA (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area) which supplies the global market with palm oil, cocoa, rubber, timber and minerals, including coal and petroleum.

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POIC News & Events

6 October 2016
Koreans Eye Sabah to Site World's First Bio-Butanol Plant

23 September 2016
'No Palm Oil' Labelling on Products Already in Sabah

19 August 2016
POIC Emergency Mutual Aid (PEMA) Emergency Response Team Workshop (Level I)

16 June 2016
Graphene is Ideal for Making Condoms

25 May 2016
POIC/NanoMalaysia Open Platform: "Business Opportunities in Optimization of Plantation/Mills Residues"

14 April 2016
Official Launh of POIC Emergency Mutual Aid (PEMA)

9 December 2015
Launch of Sabah Biomass Industry Development Plan

10 September 2015
The Green Agenda Symposium

2 August 2015
POIC to Spearhead the 11MP Downstream Ops

5 July 2015
Bio-Art to Push Sabah's Oil Palm Agenda

28 June 2015
Tap into Waste-to-Wealth Opportunities: Industrialist

12 June 2015
ESSCOM's Advice to Investors on Security

10 May 2015
First BioArt Competition in Sabah

23 April 2015
Halal Park Planned in POIC Lahad Datu

21 April 2015
BioArt Competition and BioBorneo 2015

Conferences & Exhibitions

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 Port Week 2016 Conference [17-18 Oct, Johor Bahru]

Port Week 2016 Conference will be held form 17-18 October 2016 at the Persada Convention Centre, Johor Bahru, Johor

 OFIC 2016 [19-21 Oct, KL]

The Oil and Fats International Congress 2016 will be held on 19-21 October 2016 at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 Johor International Bioeconomy Conference (JIBC) 2016 [24-25 October, Johor]

J-Biotech Malaysia will be organizing Johor International Bioeconomy Conference (JBIC) 2016, from 24th - 25th October 2016 at Persada International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru

 National Seminar on Palm oil Milling, Refining, Environment and Quality (POMREQ) 2016 [29-30 Nov, Kuala Lumpur]

2016 National Seminar on Palm oil Milling, Refining, Environment and Quality (POMREQ) - Organised by MPOB - Held on 29-30 November 2016 - At The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 Palm Oil Trade and Seminar (POTS) 2016

POTS 2016, MPOC's signature event which is jointly organized with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), will be making its way to Turkey, India, China and Malaysia in 2016


  1. Jobs & You

    Great site for job seekers: High Quality Jobs; High Income; Skilled Workforce

    Jobs and You Roadshow, Sandakan

    • Date: 22 October 2016
    • Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm
    • Venue: Dewan Masyarakat, Sandakan

  2. Oil Palm Has RM200 Billion Economic Value for Sabah

    Sabah's oil palm industry has a potential economic value of RM200 billion if downstream value-adding utilising crude palm oil and oil palm biomass is fully developed. The figure, which is about five times larger than the state's annual gross domestic product (GDP) was mentioned by Datuk Bolkiah Ismail, the assistant minister of Industrial Development...

  3. BREWTROLEUM - Next Wave of Renewable Fuel

    Renewable energy is today a global conversation although fossil fuel is expected to still dominate world consumption in the foreseeable decades. Right here in Sabah, renewable energy from particularly non-oil sources such as biomass has been gaining traction with rising awareness and generous feed-in tariffs offered by Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda).

  4. Encouraging Response at Biomass Seminar

    Interests in business opportunities in oil palm biomass among Sabah industry players appeared on the uptrend if attendance at a recent seminar in Tawau was any indication.

    Active promotion of biomass downstream has been on-going for the past 4-5 years. There is much investor interests backed by mature technologies as well as market demand for finished products. However, progress has been slowed largely due to the issue of longterm supply of raw materials and, for local entrepreneurs, the challenge in raising large capital needed for producing high-value biochemical.

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