Business operators welcome vaccination certificate initiative

Ting (second right) being briefed at the recycling centre.

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting Ing Horh said that licensed business operators here welcomed the council’s initiative to issue vaccination certificates.

According to him, this demonstrates a high level of awareness among business operators on the importance of vaccination in efforts to revive the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic.

He went on to say that many of the operators, including their employees, have completed their vaccinations and had begun applying for the SCM certificate.

“Licensed business operators under the SCM have responded positively to this certificate initiative.

“The purpose of this vaccination certificate is to show that those in the business sector have been fully vaccinated,” he said.

Ting said this when met by the media after launching the Community Recycling Centre at Grand Height, Jalan Mantis here last Saturday.

He explained that the certificate should be displayed at the business premises so that the public can see it. 

Ting (second left) and his staff at the launching.

According to him, 90 percent of more than 1,700 small hawkers in Sibu have received their vaccination certificates.

More than half of the 850 coffee shop and restaurant operators have obtained their vaccination certificates, while more than 100 saloon operators have also obtained theirs, he added.

He said, apart from the vaccination certificate, SCM will also issue stickers or special signboards for the maximum number allowed to be on the premises at any one time.

Commenting on the increase of Covid-19 positive cases in Sibu, he called on parents with young children to reduce their movements outside to protect their children.

On the recycling centre in Grand Height, Ting said that it has segregation bins based on discarded recyclables that were created in collaboration with the SCM.

This is to encourage people to responsibly dispose of their unused items in order to maximise garbage disposal and know how to distinguish garbage from recyclable waste.

“In the future, the centre will be expanded in the area next to the Premier Hotel and then in other community areas.

“This is the SCM’s effort, with the private sectors, towards creating a clean city,” Ting explained.

Ting when met by the media.