Oil Palm Plantation


Sabah Softwoods Berhad first Oil Palm Plantation estate was developed in 1981 to 1988 planting with an area of only about 500 hectares. In 1995, 15,000 hectares was initiated with various year of planting until year 2001. To date, Sabah Softwoods Berhad Oil Palm Plantation has been cultivated over 34,011.20 hectares from its land bank of 60,618 hectares. With this acceleration process in the oil palm sector, Sabah Softwoods Berhad Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) annual output is expected to exceed 560,000 MT by year 2020 which surpasses the raw material requirement to feed two CPO Mills with a capacity of 60 MT per hour for Dumpas Palm Oil Mill and 90 MT for Kapilit Palm Oil Mil.

The location of Mill and Estates are located within the District of Tawau:

No. Operating Units Category Officer
In-Charge
Distance From Tawau Town (KM) Latitute Longtitude MSPO Certified
1. Cenderamata Oil Palm Estate Bridger K. Thomas 53 4° 30’ 43.1" 117° 43’ 14.5" Yes
2. Dumpas Oil Palm Estate Mohd. R. Rahmat 53 4° 30’ 43.1" 117° 43’ 14.5" Yes
3. Sungai Indit Oil Palm Estate Margat Sahron 70 4° 39’ 38.3" 117° 41’ 52.2" Yes
4. Sungai Indit 2 Oil Palm Estate Hj. Amari Maddi 82 4° 31’ 37.4" 117° 30’ 33.6" -
5. Banita Oil Palm Estate Carlston N. Azun 65 4° 31’ 37.4" 117° 30’ 33.6" -
6. Kapilit Oil Palm Estate Jakson Matanggal 79 4° 31’ 37.4" 117° 30’ 33.6" Yes
7. Bukit Batu Oil Palm Estate Jali Hj. Adul 82 4° 31’ 55.8" 117° 29’ 31.5" Yes
8. Mawang Oil Palm Estate Rashid Hussein 83 4° 33’ 23.2" 117° 28’ 58.9" Yes
9. Kumansi Oil Palm Estate Masiara Hj. Marsuki 91 4° 28’ 42.4" 117° 26’ 58.6" Yes
10. Bukit Tukok Oil Palm Estate Donald Lutam 87 4° 27’ 37.9" 117° 29’ 40.3" Yes
11. Kapilit Palm Oil Mill Palm Oil Mill Hj. Mohd. Don Bolong 80 4° 30’ 14.1" 117° 31’ 26.9" Yes

In the immediate vicinity of the mill and all the estates are other oil palm plantations namely, Benta Wawasan ,Teck guan, Usahawan Borneo , and villages namely, Kg. Merotai, and Kg. Kalabakan. There are two Virgin Jungle Reserves (VJRs) located under the care of Forestry Department borded with Mawang and Bukit Tukok Estates.

As of December 2016, Oil Palm Plantation includes ten (10) Estates with total of planted Mature area 25,653.04 ha (10,681.04 ha Kalum Region and 14,972.00ha Kalabakan Region) and FFB production of 411,547.53 tones (121,809.28 tones Kalum Region and 289,738.25 tones Kalabakan Region).

No. Oil Palm Estates Total Area (Ha) Planted Area (Ha) Percentage of Planted Area (%) Campsite Survey Area (Ha) FFB Production (Tonnes)
A. Kalum Region
1. Cenderamata Estate 4,058.10 3,481.62 85.79 22.26 53,374.06
2. Dumpas Estate 4,162.25 3,475.12 83.49 27.77 49,597.07
3. Sungai Indit Estate 2,612.16 2,323.86 88.96 60.40 18,838.15
4. Sungai Indit 2 Estate 1,597.32 1,400.43 87.67 - -
5. Banita Estate 3,173.67 - - - -
B. Kalabakan Region
6. Kapilit Estate 3,137.07 2,471.60 78.79 29.00 51,456.65
7. Bukit Batu Estate 3,812.79 3,008.00 78.89 31.76 61,199.03
8. Mawang Estate 3,888.79 3,256.44 83.74 25.30 57,411.59
9. Kumansi Estate 3,815.11 3,184.78 83.47 24.20 63,199.43
10. Bukit Tukok Estate 3,753.94 3,051.18 80.32 28.57 56,471.55
11. Kapilit Palm Oil Mill
Total 34,011.20 25,653.04 75.42 259.55 411,547.53



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