KUCHING: Centexs Commercial Sdn Bhd, through the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak, has generated over RM28,000 from its Community Raikan Raya Sales programme.
The special Hari Raya Aidilfitri initiative, from May 1 to May 12, 2021, drew 25 entrepreneurs in the state, the Sarawak government-owned company said.
“The aim was to help and assist the community to market and sell their products via Centexs Commercial’s online platform.
“With the directives and standard operating procedures from the State Disaster Management Committee, the team from Centexs Commercial also provided delivery services to customers,” it said in a statement today.
Centexs Commercial general manager Shahren Yusri stated the initiative was created to help local entrepreneurs generate income during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially as they were unable to sell their products during the annual Hari Raya bazaars.
“By organising this programme, local entrepreneurs gained income during the pandemic and eased their burden by selling and marketing their products using Centexs Commercial as the platform,” he said.
Shahren said the initiative reflected the strong support shown by the Sarawak government towards local entrepreneurs whereby all profits generated from the programme would be given to the participating entrepreneurs.
Centexs Commercial also created Raya hampers, priced between RM100 and RM250, made with Sarawak-made products as an additional initiative.
Meanwhile, the company’s Heritage Central Gallery in Kuching achieved more than RM84,000 in sales from January to May this year, with 72 entrepreneurs selling over 170 local products.
According to Shahren, since the formation of Centexs Commercial in 2019, the organisation has grown and it remains committed to becoming a premier platform of commercialisation for local entrepreneurs.
“Therefore, we call on our new entrepreneurs who are interested in marketing their products to contact Centexs Commercial to discuss with us about commercialisation,” he added. – Bernama