Johor State Minister Datuk Hasni suggested that the Johor Jemaluang Dairy Valley (JDV) project be combined with the milk production programme in Pahang and Terengganu. This can expand fresh milk production and jointly develop Malaysia's dairy industry. This will help reduce Malaysia's dependence on imported milk while providing jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for local communities
The Jemaluang Dairy Valley (JDV) project in Johor has been allocated RM70 million. Contractor selection is underway and construction is expected to start this year. It is expected to produce 5.1 million litres of milk per day upon commissioning.
The dairy industry in western Pahang can produce seven million litres of milk a day, while the Terengganu dairy project is still looking for suitable land in Terengganu.
JDV involves 275 hectares of land in Mersing and is expected to produce 5.1 million litres of fresh milk annually, when it commences operations in 2023, boosting the national milk production by 11%.