SMCS application extended to year end


KUCHING: The application for the Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SMCS) will be extended to the end of the year.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said this was agreed to by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg recently.

He said the SMCS would assist Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to expand their businesses.

“The application is open to all, especially the B40 group and small and medium entrepreneurs.

“The maximum loan amount is RM50,000 and it is an easy loan. We appointed Agro Bank and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) to implement it.

“If the application is approved, they do not have to pay interest for three and a half years,” he said on Saturday (Oct 2) when officiating at the presentation of appointment certificates to community leaders in Lawas.

During the function, Awang Tengah also presented contributions from the Bukit Sari Constituency Service Centre Education Bureau, Lawas district fishermen’s equipment input assistance and minor rural project (MRP) grants.

Awang Tengah hoped that entrepreneurs and traders would seize the opportunities provided by the government to help the people.

He added that apart from focusing on the development of infrastructure and socio-economic facilities, the Sarawak government was also concerned about education and the repair of dilapidated schools in the Limbang and Lawas areas.

The deputy chief minister, when presenting the education assistance to the students in Bukit Sari, stressed that it was crucial to help those who deserved the aid. 

“Through the Bukit Sari service centre, we also help our children to further their education at the tertiary level,” he said.

Also present were federal Deputy Transport Minister and Lawas MP Datuk Henry Sum Agong and Agriculture assistant minister cum Bukit Kota assemblyman Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail.

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