Centexs to help local entrepreneurs

Screenshot Centexs Commercial session during the webinar.

KUCHING:  The Centre of Technical Excellence (Centexs) Commercial continues to help local entrepreneurs to commercialise their heritage products despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Siti Nur Aina Ramli who is the gallery supervisor at Heritage Central Gallery said local entrepreneurs who have heritage products are highly encouraged to contact Centexs Commercial.

Having said this, she pointed out that Centexs Commercial is eager to assist local entrepreneurs in various aspects including improving the quality of products.

She said this during webinar on Prompting Community’s Resilience Against Covid-19 Pandemic organised by the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) today (July 29).

“The Heritage Central Gallery is located at Yayasan Sarawak building at Jalan Masjid and there are various heritage products like sago and madu kelulut (stingless bee honey) available on sale. These heritage products were produced by local entrepreneurs.

“There are a number of initiatives that Centexs Commercial undertakes to help the community through the attachment programme. This includes assisting in quality assurance and control, nutrition, and quality testing.

“Besides that, Centexs Commercial also work together with Sirim Sarawak to help local entrepreneurs with production and manufacturing as well as packaging and labelling,” she said.

Siti said besides the Heritage Central Gallery as well as Songket and Keringkam Gallery, Centexs Commercial has more than 54 physical market product platforms and 20 strategic partners.

She pointed out that Centexs Commercial also work together with the local media such as TVS to help promote the local Sarawak heritage products.

“Moreover, we also have online shopping platforms such as Saratage website, Sara-X and Centexs Commercial Facebook to help the local entrepreneurs reach their customers.

“Today’s shoppers would first do digital researching on the products that they want to buy before making the purchase,” she added.

The Prompting Community’s Resilience Against Covid-19 Pandemic webinar by DBKU aims to disseminate and provide information to the community on relevant topics.

The webinar will be conducted once a month for July, August and September.