ASIATIC ORGANIC FARM SDN BHD  (KALABAKAN WELLNESS CENTRE)

ASIATIC ORGANIC FARM SDN BHD  (KALABAKAN WELLNESS CENTRE)

DESCRIPTION

Asiatic Organic Farm Sdn Bhd is a JV company between Yayasan Sabah Group and Asiatic Lumber Industries Sdn Bhd. Started as organic farm to produce various indigenous herbal plants and food supply.

20 units of chalets are almost completed now equipped with the various facilities to cater for 60 participants of “Wellness Program.”

Dr Nip Wing Kan, professionally trained in Metaphysics has designed several programs to address major illness and physical problems including diabetes, obesity, hypertension and addictions.

With its proximity to the Maliau Basin (10km), the Wellness Centre could also be the station for visitors who are interested to take a helicopter ride to view the “Lost World.”

The Wellness Centre is conducting R&D on cultivating high value mushrooms and other plants which are rich with nutrition and high potential in healing properties for many diseases.

Key OUTCOMES OF THE EPP/ KPIS
• Achieve average daily number of at least 90 participants for the Wellness Program for 40 weeks a year by 2020.
• Achieve annual revenue of at least RM5.0 million from sales of herbs.
• Achieve annual revenue of at least RM2.5 million from sales of organic farm produce i.e. vegetables, fruits, goats, chicken, etc.
• Achieve annual revenue of at least RM2.0 million from sales of bird nest produced by swiftlet farming.
• Job opportunities: 480 by 2020.
• Social benefits: nearer stop to access Meliau Basin and heli-service for air view; attract more ecotourists to this nature adventure site

KEY CHALLENGES
• Poor condition of road accessibility to the site, and also within the site.
• Disruptive power supply.
• Operations of Heli-aviation services .
• Biotechnological support to the R&D for high-value organic products, especially herbs and bird nest.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
• Promotions and marketing – especially for long-haul market desiring high quality wellness program in an eco-friendly environment.
• Research and development of high-value organic products e.g. herb, vegetables, fruits, livestock, bird nest, etc.
• Research and development of world-class high quality wellness programs.
• Operations of heli-aviation services around or even into Meliau Basin.
• Work with inbound tour operators to provide more attractive tour packages.
• Public Funding for improvement of accessibility.
• Complete construction of the facilities in time.

MITIGATION PLAN
• Public funding for improvement of the access roads, and connecting roads within the site.
• Facilities for renewable energy generation – biomass gastification, research and development of energy plant plantation for this purpose.
• Build helipad.
• Advisory and funding support from universities and research bodies to R&D for high-value organic / biotechnological products


 

 Edited on Monday December 23, 2013 11:01:57 AM  by Michael

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