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Working Visit of YBhg Datuk Lokman Hakim Bin Ali to Al-Hijrah Village Project and Red Tilapia Fish Farming Project

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5 December 2023

YBhg Datuk Lokman Hakim Bin Ali, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, attended a working visit to the Al-Hijrah Village Project in Jalan Pantai-Lenggeng, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan. The visit was also welcomed by Ustazah Asma’ binti Harun, Founder of the Al-Hijrah Foundation; Ustaz Tengku Fazli bin Tengku Yahya, Deputy Chairman of the Al-Hijrah Foundation; and Ustaz Hazmi bin Hanipa, Chairman of the Al-Hijrah Foundation.

Also present on this visit were YBhg Dato’ Nor Sam binti Alwi, Director-General of the Malaysian Department of Agriculture; YBhg. Dr. Akma binti Ngah Hamid, Director-General of the Malaysian Department of Veterinary Services; and YBhg Dato’ Haji Azahari bin Haji Othman, Senior Director of the Aquaculture Division, Malaysian Fisheries Department, En. Kasim Bin Tawe, Director of Fisheries Negeri Sembilan, Puan Nur Hidaya Dmuliany Binti Mohd Sidek, Head of Aquaculture and Development Branch, Puan Ruzaini Binti Md Radzi, Head of Seremban Fisheries District, and other agencies under KPKM.

In this visit, YBhg Datuk KSU was briefed by the Founder of the Al-Hijrah Foundation regarding the development plan of Al-Hijrah Village on a 42-acre land in Mukim Pantai Seremban, incorporating religious elements, agro-infrastructure, and elements of education, preaching, and welfare. In the context of the Agriculture and Food Security Industry, the company aims to establish an Islamic Agrotourism Center encompassing the development of agricultural industries, farming, education, recreation, and human capital development.

The visit proceeded to the Red Tilapia Fish Farming Project owned by the company, which commenced on December 5, 2022, involving five ponds with a total area of 2 acres. The project has yielded 700 kg of produce valued at RM 9,800 and has received high demand in the local market.

DOF Malaysia hopes that this project can be realized according to the established plan, aligning with the Department’s aspiration to enhance aquaculture productivity based on protein towards food safety and security.