Delivery riders not left behind

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KUCHING: Tekun Nasional is taking proactive steps to help delivery riders affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, said Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

He said assistance was being provided through the Tekun Mobilepreneur programme which included a special interest free financing facility up to RM2,000 under its Tekun Mobilepreneur 1.0 financing scheme.

“The financing scheme is to help local delivery riders repair their motorcycles and provide them with capital to continue their work. This particular scheme is effective from April 2020 until June 23, 2020.

“Allocated to 500 delivery riders, more than 211 applications have been approved until June 23, with a total value of RM394,000,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Wan Junaidi said the scheme was open to all registered riders through all legitimate e-hailing delivery platforms such as Grab, Foodpanda, Bungkusit, Lalamove, MyMakan, Zeptoekpress and Mrspeedy.

“Tekun Nasional will also launch its Mobilepreneur 2.0 financing scheme to provide  financing facility up to RM10,000 for delivery riders to purchase new motorcycles and to  use as capital.

“Applicants will need to register with any of the existing e-hailing delivery companies and adhere to the terms and conditions set up by these companies,” he said.

Wan Junaidi added the programme, which would be launched on July 7, was one of many efforts made by the government through the Penjana fund.

“An initial allocation of RM1 million will be provided for the first 100 applicants and an additional RM4 million allocation for 400 applicants will be announced later.

“The programme is to assist delivery riders so that they can continue their services and boost the country’s economy while we are still facing the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

For more information, visit the Tekun Nasional website at www.tekun.gov.my.

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