Over RM35mil in funding from Mara to Sarawakian entrepreneurs

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KUCHING: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) has allocated over RM35mil to entrepreneurs in Sarawak to ensure their further growth.
Mara deputy director-general (entrepreneurship) Datuk Zulfikri Osman said the funding showed that the agency was committed to producing more successful entrepreneurs.

“Currently, more than 4,700 entrepreneurs in Sarawak have partnered with Mara. The figures show that Mara is serious in developing entrepreneurial activities among the community.

“We classify Sarawak as a state that has the potential to produce successful entrepreneurs. This state is the largest in Malaysia, so of course more entrepreneurs are assisted from Sarawak.

“Therefore, we are giving a huge allocation to the state.”Zulfik

ri said this during the opening ceremony of Sophia Taha Holdings Sdn Bhd factory here on Today (June 29).

He added that Mara not only focused on entrepreneurs involved in food and beverage but also others such as automotive, construction and services.

“The agency also offers a complete ecosystem to all entrepreneurs to help them improve their knowledge and the ins and outs of running a business

“Not only that, we also assist in the development of the business itself by expanding their products locally or overseas.

“For example, we have provided a platform to help market products internationally such as to Japan, the United States, China and Asean countries.”

On another note, he praised Sophia Taha Holdings Sdn Bhd for successfully expanding its market to the next level. “We will strive to help more entrepreneurs to expand their market.”

Zulfikri also toured the factory and saw for himself the manufacturing process of the company’s products.

“I am happy to see that the assistance from Mara has been put to good use, especially in product manufacturing and the purchase of machinery and others.”

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