KUCHING: Unlicensed hawkers and traders have been urged to submit their applications for trading permits from Miri City Council (MCC).
In reminding this, Tourism, Arts and Culture Assistant Minister Datuk Sebastian Ting said only traders that had applied for permits would be eligible to apply for the Sarawakku Sayang Assistance Package (BKSS) grant of RM1,500.
“Those traders and hawkers who have yet to apply for permits are encouraged to register with the local councils, so that they are able to receive the economy stimulus package given by the state government,” he told reporters at the Krokop 10 market yesterday.
While lauding the state government’s additional special grant of RM750 for registered petty hawkers and traders, he urged registered traders yet to apply for the BKSS special grant to get assistance from the local councils’ mobile team for registration.
“This is an opportunity for those unlicensed hawkers and traders to register with local councils and later, to receive financial assistance from the state government.
“Traders need to submit a photocopy of their IC (identity card) as well as their current licence given by the council,” he added.
With MCC’s mobile team, Ting said the team would assist traders on how to use the SarawakPay app.
“SarawakPay agents and the staff are here to help hawkers to register for the BKSS special grant package.
“We will send our mobile team to other markets such as Lutong, Pujut Corner and Taman Tunku Market,” he said.