Exploratory collaborations proposed

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg receiving a courtesy call from Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Corporatives Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (third left) and his entourage. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) has proposed three exploratory collaborations with the Ministry of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development.

In  a statement issued on today (Sep 1), Medac said, “These include cooperative efforts for the Fishermen and Plantation Association; establishment of Bank Rakyat branch in Sarawak; and cooperation between Medac and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) on entrepreneurship training for local university students who will graduate.”

It added   Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar proposed the collaborations when he paid a courtesy call on Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas at the latter’s office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia, here on Tuesday (Sep 1).

“This inaugural meeting is one of Medac’s efforts to ensure that the national entrepreneurship agenda continues to be cultivated throughout the country and the country’s aspiration as a ‘Superior Entrepreneurship Nation By 2030’ is achieved,” said Medac.

On Tuesday, Wan Junaidi also paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg at the Grand Margherita Hotel here.

“This courtesy call is a meeting to further strengthen the planned cooperation between Medac and the Sarawak government,” added the statement.

It said during the meeting with Abang Johari, Wan Junaidi had the opportunity to share   the role, direction and focus of Medac in strengthening the national entrepreneurship agenda. 

“This partnership is to form a good synergy between the federal and state governments through the implementation of various initiatives and entrepreneurship programmes in the future,” said the statement.

  Medac added  Wan Junaidi through his ‘on the ground’ programmes held between August 29 and September 1, had shown the ministry’s commitment in ensuring that the national entrepreneurship agenda continued to be cultivated throughout the country through strategic cooperation with state governments.

“Medac hopes that this strategic collaboration will assist in socio-economic development through an inclusive, sustainable and competitive entrepreneurship agenda in line with the principles outlined in the Vision for Common Prosperity 2030 (WKB2030),” said the ministry.