Sabtu, Disember 17, 2011


Shareda urges transparency in sand supply, pricing

KOTA KINABALU Dec 17, 2011: Sabah Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Shareda) president Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen has called for transparency and efficiency of control in the supply and pricing of sand.

Wong was commenting on the proposal revealed by Land and Survey Department director Datuk Osman Jamal that the Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) would be given the exclusive rights to extract sand in Sabah beginning June 1 in a move to stop sand theft.

She said all business monopoly has its pros and cons, but she hoped it would not cause an increase in sand price or shortage of sand.

Wong said that sand in Selangor was also monopolized by a company, and it has led to ridiculously high sand prices, and sand has to be imported from Perak.

She hopes that the scenario would not happen in Sabah.


SAPP questions sand monopoly proposal

“How can SEDCO enforce against sand thefts? It has zero enforcement personnel and no statutory power to seize machinery, investigate, arrest or prosecute. So, people are entitled to draw their own conclusions,”

“This is another slap in the face of the business community which is already struggling against rising fuel prices, reduced banking credit and uncertainties over the global currency crisis,”

SAPP president Datuk Seri Panglima Yong Teck Lee


SEDCO gets exclusive rights to sand dredging operations in the state

The Sabah Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) will be given exclusive rights to oversee sand dredging operations in the state effective from June 2012.

image“During this six months, we will inform the operator about the latest development as we don’t want to make an abrupt decision. In fact, the State Government has agreed in principle to give exclusive rights to SEDCO,”

“The existing operators are still allowed to continue with their operations now until their license expire, after that they will have to liaise with SEDCO and become their agent as the license is renewable once a year. And most of the existing licenses is expected to lapse in one or two years from now”

State Land and Surveys Department director Datuk Osman Jamal

16 ulasan:

  1. Saya cuma berharap kes pencurian pasir ini akan dihentikan.

  2. Kerajaan perlulah membuat keputusan yang terbaik untuk menyelesaikan masalah ini.

  3. That good, given Sedco only sand rights to reduce sand thefts in Sabah. but sand extraction operators could become agents to Sedco once their licences have expired. but on this matter hope Sedco will fairy to all agents.

  4. mungkin mulai sekarang para operators perlu berbincang dengan Sedco untuk meneruskan mengusaha pasir melalui menjadi agen kepada Sedco dan perlu tahu juga kriteria2 yang sedco mahu.

  5. Yup hopefully the situation will be different.....

  6. We see how it goes 1st, if they don't perform beyond our expectation then they should give the responsible to others company...

  7. pengeluaran pasir kena dikawal dan elakkan monopoli kerana ia akan menyebabkan harga pasir boleh meningkat.

  8. apapun, harap hal ini boleh diselesaikan.

  9. make sure that increase in sand price and shortage of sand will not happen if the SEDCO given the rights to extract sand in Sabah.

  10. semoga keputusan yang terbaik dapat diambil berhubung cadangan ini.

  11. Yang penting tiada unsusr2 monopoli.

  12. Isu ini harus diselesaikan dengan segera bagi mengelakkan spekulasi negatif yang berterusan mengenainya.

  13. jika langkah ini boleh menyelesaikan masalah aktiviti mengorek pasir secara haram atau tidak mematuhi piawaian, saya menyokong penuh langkah ini..

  14. daripada membuat kesimpulan awal yang berbentuk negatif terhadap langkah ini, baik tunggu dulu bagaimana pelaksanaannya tahun depan..

  15. Alo all,

    I support this proposal.. Even SEDCO given full authority in dealing with the sand dredging activities in Sabah begins next June, the fate of the existing contractor is under contract with the state government would not be suppressed. So nothing to scared and why should protest it.

    Join Me Kg Silou..TQ for your

  16. Each of the remaining contract will continue until it expires, and for which has expired, they must deal directly with the SEDCO for a new contract.

    Not only is stealing sand activity can be overcome, it will also help the state get a better income, and the process of dealing with contracts among contractors sand will also be accelerated.