KOTA BARU: The National Kenaf and Tobacco Board (LKTN) has inked several memoranda of understanding (MoU) on collaborations with private companies to help the board in the planting, processing and marketing of kenaf products.

LKTN chairman Ab Aziz Ab Kadir said the move is also aimed at tackling the issue on the sale of smuggled cigarettes in the country.

JOHOR will soon have its first surau made from nature-friendly kenaf building system (KBS) in Pontian.

Kenaf is a plant that is grown typically for food and fibre.

Tanjung Piai MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng said a RM370,000 surau building project would be carried out soon to replace a 40-year-old structure in Kampung Melayu Bukit Panjang in Pekan Nanas.

Jazman Shahar (left) at a press conference after the signing of the MoU. BERNAMApix

GEORGE TOWN: PT Kenaf Fibre Global (PT KFG) and Kenaf Venture Global Sdn Bhd (KVG) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop Indonesia’s kenaf industry with the aim to raise the local community’s socio-economic status.

PT KFG is part of the KVG group and is the first company to be set up to explore international kenaf markets.