KUCHING: Officers in the Ministry of International Trade & Industry, Industrial Terminal & Entrepreneur Development Sarawak (MINTRED) are urged to be strongly committed to their jobs so that projects planned by their ministry can be implemented successfully.
“The ministry must constantly improve the ease of doing business in the state and make Sarawak a destination of choice for investment and trade.
“We must always provide tip-top facilitation and advisory services to investors and the business community,” emphasised the minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan during MINTRED’s appreciation ceremony at Waterfront Hotel on Saturday (Feb 19).
He then disclosed that his ministry will implement 45 projects throughout the state utilising an allocation of RM228.2 million.
“Thus far, a total of 12 projects are being implemented while the others are in various stages of implementation such as establishment, appointment of consultants and design,” he said.
The ministry’s entrepreneurship development programmes, according to him, should be planned to be a catalyst for growth and capacity building of small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs).
“This is because through the Post Covid-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030), the state government is targeting a 40 per cent increase in SME business registration. Seventy per cent of SMEs in the state are adapting digital platforms, and 6,000 new entrepreneurs are developed.
“Having said this, I hope MINTRED would continue the existing excellent work culture,” he said.