Oct 31, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9033419
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imports food cut to land palm oil on cattle 1m wants Malaysia head million one have to aims Malaysia -- IRNA 31, Oct Lumpur, Kuala bid its in years few next the over estates palm oil on graze cattle of of earnings the diversify and imports food of cost high the cut to .firms plantation also would ministry his said Norwawi Effendi Minister Agriculture fish rearing or vegetables, or fruit growing in interested firms help .plantations on commercially plantations These .land palm oil of hectares million four have We" told he "imports, our reduce will This .cattle million one rear can .here newsmen ministers, Cabinet with along Mohamad, Mahathir Dr Minister Prime to ways discuss to hours three for owners plantation met Tuesday on .land plantation on cattle rear and crops food growing start on cattle of head 120,000 about now were there said Effendi 23 about only provided cattle of breeding local the But .plantations .imported being rest the with meat, for need country's the of percent government the as 2010, by exporter food net a be to aims Malaysia .imports food of cost ever-increasing the reduce to plans up steps for down cut be not need trees palm oil the said He munching by grass out weed help would cows the and cattle-rearing, .trees the under 42.3 US$) billion RM13 at estimated is bill import food The US$920) billion 5.RM3 the times four about year, next for (billion .1985 in (million the into imported food the of percent 75 say officials Government .locally produced be could country it as slow been have agriculture in investments sector private But wants government the that view a industry, sunset a as some by seen is .dispel to BN/AR End