Fazzrudin (right) and Dr Azlan cutting the ribbon of the bunting to officiate at the event.

KUCHING: Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Berhad (Angkasa) launched its state-level “Pembekalan Barangan Asas 100” (BA100) programme on Saturday (Sept 26).

The e-commerce business programme is one of Angkasa’s ongoing efforts to mobilise cooperative business, especially to help and offer the sale of basic goods at reasonable prices.

Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman said such effort reflected Angkasa’s role in socialising business and ease the burden of local business community especially amidst post Covid-19 crisis.

“BA100 programme serves as a platform to reduce the community’s cost of living whereby daily necessity products obtained straight from the suppliers or factories are sold at lower prices than those of the supermarkets.

“With this programme, it will benefit not only the consumers but also the local retailers and cooperatives to boost their businesses,” he said.

This was said when launching the BA100 programme in conjunction with the “Karnival Jualan Koperasi dan Harga Patut” held at Angkasa Sarawak’s compound in Jalan Matang here.

He also urged many more local businesses to join the programme initiated by Angkasa which also provides credit assistance up to RM10,000 for registered members to implement the “BA100 shop”.

The carnival will last for two days on starting Saturday and tomorrow (Sunday) it starts at 9am and ends at

6pm.

As of Aug 31, 1,457 retailers and cooperatives have registered for the BA100 programme involving 890 school cooperatives, 429 adult cooperatives and 37 higher education institution cooperatives and 101 non-cooperatives.

Of the total, 76 registrations were made in Sarawak.

Angkasa also targets 1,800 cooperatives registered with the BA100 programme by the end of this year and 3,000 cooperatives by 2021.

Also present were Angkasa vice presidents Dr Azlan Yahya and Datuk Che Mohd Shukree as well as Angkasa Sarawak chairman Wan Azizan Wan Zainal Abidin.

The carnival will last for two days, namely on Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 6pm.