POIC Lahad Datu
POIC Business Model
POIC Lahad Datu is located near the township of Lahad Datu in Southeastern Sabah, Malaysia.
To-date a total of 2,000 acres have been fully completed with infrastructure and utilities, including a dry and liquid bulk terminal which can cater to vessels of up to 100,000 DWT.
We offer opportunities for investment in downstream palm oil and related supporting industries.
We provide an attractive setting for investment opportunities due to POIC’s strategic location within the ASEAN region, investment incentives, requisite infrastructure and favourable living conditions.
About Lahad Datu
Lahad Datu: An Emerging Port City
Lahad Datu town is located within the Lahad Datu District in the southeast corner of Sabah State. Booming timber operations followed by the rapid expansion of the oil palm sector since the 1970s have brought a drastic increase in Lahad Datu District’s population from approx. 40,000 in 1980 to approx. 200,000 in 2005. Continuing growth in the agricultural sector is expected to raise the District’s population to 240,000 by 2010. Just over 40% of this figure will be urban dwellers.
The population is a mix of local bumiputras (natives), Chinese and a sizable immigrant group from neighbouring Philippines and Indonesia who are employed in the plantation sector. Lahad Datu occupies the peninsula on the north side of Darvel Bay.
A haven for naturalists, Lahad Datu is the gateway to Danum Valley Conservation Area, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Silam Hill and Madai Caves. Lahad Datu is also the base for the Borneo Child Aid Society (locally Humana Child Aid Society Sabah) which provides education for more than 5,000 children of plantation workers as well as others who are without access to basic education.
Lahad Datu has become the location of the State’s key strategic transformation project called POIC Lahad Datu. It is located 2KM away from Lahad Datu town, existing ports and refineries along the Darvel Bay.
POIC Lahad Datu is situated strategically in heart of Sabah’s 5.4 million hectare palm oil plantation, surrounded by 130 palm oil mills (within a 50km to 150km radius from town).
Sabah produces 5.21 million tonnes of crude palm oil making it the biggest producer in Malaysia and third in the world after Indonesia.
The POIC Lahad Datu port is also strategically located along the Lombok-Makassar Straits, which will make Lahad Datu town from a small agriculture town to a port city like the Port of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Lahad Datu is linked to other towns and districts via the Federal Route 13, a part of Pan Borneo Highway network in the East Coast of Sabah. Lahad Datu is served by many different methods of transportation like taxis, buses and minibuses are abundant and provide connectivity around the town and other districts such as Sandakan and Tawau. Grab services is also now available, giving more options for transportation around Lahad Datu.
MAS Wings, a regional airline and subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines provides five direct flights daily to and from Kota Kinabalu connecting to international flights.
Complete with Basic Amenities
Lahad Datu Airport is unique as it is located in town.