Innovate to get ahead, YB tells small traders
By:Alwin Lawrence
Date:
MATU-trader-2409-ant-1

MATU: Traders should take the initiative to diversify their products, improve on packaging and branding to market their products more successfully.

Jemoreng assemblyman Datuk Dr Juanda Jaya wants such steps to be taken to boost the growth of local Small and Medium Industries (SMEs).

Traders especially in the Matu area should be more creative in selling their products, he said.

“Small traders are the driving force of the economy and this economic activity starts with small traders,” he said at the presentation of Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) 8.0 held at the Pergau Community Hall, here recently.

Also present were Assistant District Officer Matu Zaraina Sahari and Head of Public Health and City Services Section, Apohrozy Ezrie Ellie.

He said the government has prepared various schemes to ensure businesses continue to grow and develop.

Towards this end he encouraged the participation of traders in any related programme to increase productivity and business development.

Juanda also advised traders to acquire knowledge in company management such as financial management and related matters to facilitate applications for related assistance from the government.

A total of 26 recipients of BKSS 8.0 from the 44 listed were present to receive the assistance.

Small traders with permits and licences from the Matu Daro District Council (MDMD) were given a special cash assistance of RM1,000 each.

New Sarawak Tribune e-Paper

Related Post

Prioritise drainage system over new MPP building: Chong
2 mins ago
Attention on development projects in Sarikei village
3 mins ago
Sim wants answers on delayed waterfront project
11 mins ago
Chap Goh Mei parade brings CNY to a close
22 mins ago
Landslides force residents to evacuate longhouses
42 mins ago
Afternoon fire damages Petra Jaya kitchen
1 hour ago
Women can play bigger role in economy
2 hours ago
Close cooperation vital to hold economic, cultural activities
2 hours ago

Promoted Content

Latest News

Prioritise drainage system over new MPP building: Chong
2 mins ago
Attention on development projects in Sarikei village
3 mins ago
Sim wants answers on delayed waterfront project
11 mins ago
Chap Goh Mei parade brings CNY to a close
22 mins ago
Landslides force residents to evacuate longhouses
42 mins ago

Quicklinks

Subscribe and get the latest news from NewSarawakTribune.com.my

New Sarawak Tribune is a Sarawakian news portal that highlights Sarawak-centric news and other stories of relevance to Sarawak.

Today, New Sarawak Tribune focuses on happenings in Sarawak’s cities, towns and small places no matter how remote these are and events of relevance in other states of Malaysia and other countries.