MUKAH: The state government through its local institutions has developed a fruit harvester for oil palms.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who revealed this, said among the challenges faced during Covid-19 was the lack of manpower to collect the fruits due to the industry’s dependency on foreign workers.
“During Covid-19, we learned that we had no one to collect our palm oil fruits due to fear of the coronavirus. The labourers and harvesters could not go out. This was a big lesson to us.