The World Bank Group Visits FELDA Gunung Besout

In line with knowledge sharing and creating new opportunities for partnerships between FELDA, Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) and the World Bank Group, a working visit to FELDA Gunung Besout, Perak was organised as part of the World Bank’s 2-day working visit to Malaysia recently.

The delegation from the World Bank, an organisation with a mission to end extreme poverty as well as promote shared prosperity worldwide was led by Dr Sundaran Annamalai, one of the eight Executive Directors in the delegation. They were also accompanied by several senior officials from the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance, Malaysia.

At the FELDA Besout Palm Oil Mill, the delegation was welcomed by En Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of FGV, Mr Rajindran, Director of Research & Development, Quality Control, New Technology, KPI & KRA who represented the Director General of FELDA as well as other members of FELDA and FGV’s senior management. During a working lunch, the delegates were briefed on land development and settlement as well as FGV’s operations, both domestic and international. The briefing highlighted FGV’s commitment to sustainability.

This visit has been a great platform for both parties. We were able to share FGV’s commitment to meeting the increasing global demand for sustainable palm oil while demonstrating our on-ground operations. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss working with the World Bank in its mission to end poverty and fostering income growth of the poor all over the world.

En Mohd Emir Mavani Abdullah, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of FGV said, “This visit has been a great platform for both parties. We were able to share FGV’s commitment to meeting the increasing global demand for sustainable palm oil while demonstrating our on-ground operations. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss working with the World Bank in its mission to end poverty and fostering income growth of the poor all over the world. In fact, with FGV’s active expansion plans, particularly in the African region, the visit has paved the way for new opportunities and further collaboration between FELDA, FGV and the World Bank.” 2/2

After the briefing session, the delegates were taken on a tour of FELDA Gunung Besout where they paid a visit to the home of a FELDA settler in FELDA Gunung Besout 2. The working visit concluded with a stopover at the FELDA Gunung Besout 6 Estate where the delegates were given a demonstration of the process of palm harvesting and manuring.

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