SEDC continues to support local entrepreneurs

SEDC’s Tourism and Hospitality Division director Mark Ferguson (right) with Jane (second right) in a discussion with food court stall operators at Damai Central.

KUCHING: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) through its subsidiaries will continue to support local entrepreneurs as part of the commitment towards economic post Covid-19.

SEDC general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir said the agency was also closely monitoring those under its entrepreneurship development programmes in coping with the impacts of the pandemic.

“Places such as Damai Central where business is picking up during weekends.

“It is now abuzz with lots of visitors during the weekends and this is good for our vendors who are operating the various food and drinks stalls at the food court,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 28).

According to him, SEDC through its Tourism and Hospitality Division (THD) and Sarawak Cultural Village (SCV) would be organising more engagements with food court stall operators and vendors at Damai Central as part of the continuous efforts to communicate actively with their stakeholders there.

“We recently organised a discussion with food stall operators to address their water supply woes, which has been rectified accordingly and the situation will be further improved for the benefit of the public.

“Very soon our vendors will be able to use direct water supply at their respective sinks because we will be replacing the old pipes and work can be completed within the next two weeks.”

Meanwhile, SCV general manager Jane Lian Labang said the influx of visitors to Damai Central was also good for SCV, which is still offering discounts for locals who want to visit the living museum and enjoy the local delicacies available at its Budaya Restaurant.