KABONG: The state government has allocated RM5 million to build an Anjung Usahawan (entrepreneur’s corner) in Kabong in an effort to further boost the socio-economy of the community in the district.
Assistant Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development (Mintred) Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais said, the project, which will provide space and opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop their potential, will be implemented in January next year.
“Apart from having booths for traders, the Anjung Usahawan will also have spaces to process downstream products (such as dried shrimp, belacan, crackers and so on), offices for government agencies, a post office and will be equipped with internet and multimedia facilities.
“As one of the efforts of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to change the rural landscape, the Saratok District Council (MDS) is also currently implementing the Sarawak Rural Entrepreneur Transformation Project for small traders worth RM200,000.
“Both projects clearly demonstrate the chief minister’s commitment to change the economic status of the rural population. Therefore, I call on the people of Kabong to fully support Abang Johari for the progress and development of Sarawak,” he said at a ‘Jom Regista Bisnes’ event here.
Meanwhile, Kabong assemblyman Mohd Chee Kadir welcomed the state government’s efforts for holding the programme in Kabong.
“For me, it is very relevant and timely to ensure that entrepreneurs, especially in Kabong, are registered with the right channel.
“Through this platform, Mintred can share information with traders so that they can better understand the business registration procedures, existing laws and regulations as well as much more useful information,” he said.
According to Mohd Chee, licensed traders will have an advantage in terms of assistance, guidance and advice from relevant agencies compared to unregistered traders.