Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has officially launched ‘Sarawak Productive’, a programme which includes a series of webinars to create awareness of digital transformation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

He said that it was especially for those in the retail, and food and beverages (F&B) sub-sectors.

The launch was held after a webinar entitled ‘Post Covid-19: Sarawak the New Normal’ hosted by the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) on Tuesday (June 9) and moderated by MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman.

“The webinar will assist businesses to operate on digital platforms as well as promote business-matching between digital service providers and entrepreneurs,” said Abang Johari.

“This business excellence transformation journey is a holistic approach for organisations intending to move their performance to the next level; strengthening engagement and creating greater value for stakeholders as well as thriving in the competitive marketplace.”

He said that the Enterprise Innovation Intervention Programme (EIIP) was also a programme that improved productivity and quality at the enterprise level.

“This programme assists enterprises through a hands-on approach and provides intervention in existing practices to help solve productivity and quality issues,” he said.

He said that to further assist businesses, the Business Virtual Advisory Services would be launched in August.

Abang Johari added that these virtual advisory services consisted of Business Webinar, Business Virtual Advisory Clinic, Business Virtual Mentoring, Business Virtual Coordination, and Virtual Training with an objective to bring productivity activities to every business that connects to the internet.

“Besides that, initiatives by MPC’s Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) on regulatory administration reforms will further support the country’s aspiration towards becoming a high-income and progressive nation,” he said.