Naroden fielding questions from reporters when met prior to the launching ceremony of the KBK.

KUCHING: Sarawakian entrepreneurs are urged to be more pro-active in programmes to promote their products to a wider market.

Assistant International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais said such programmes could open up various business opportunities, not only in Malaysia but also abroad.

He was met by reporters in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan before the launch of the Bumi Kenyalang Carnival (KBK), which was officiated by Federal Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi at Aeon Mall Nilai.

According to Naroden, the programme was able to highlight Sarawak goods to larger markets in Peninsular Malaysia and a total of RM160,000 in sales was garnered by 29 participants from Sarawak in the first three days of the programme.

“At first, we only expected their sales to reach RM80,000 but their achievement is very encouraging.”

He clarified that the programme was held for the first time in Negeri Sembilan – it was previously held in Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Meanwhile, Naroden suggested entrepreneurs to utilise the Internet for their business activities to facilitate all transactions as well as promote their products in a simpler and more comprehensive way.

“We in Sarawak are very grateful because Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and the Sarawak government have introduced the digital economy initiative to Sarawak over the past two years.”