MIRI: Traders in Miri must prepare for Brunei Darussalam’s border opening on June 1 which will bring a lot of visitors here.
This advice was given by Dewan Usahawan Bumiputera Sarawak (DUBS) Miri chairman, Mohammad Hafidz Rohani, in his speech during the Majlis Ramah Tamah Aidilfitri and Pre -Gawai ceremony at De Tanjong Restaurant yesterday.
“The tourism, retail and restaurant sectors will benefit greatly from the opening of the border,” he said.
He pointed out that the high exchange rates would increase the purchasing power of the neighbouring countries.
“However, I advise the entrepreneurs to review their costs of goods so that profits can be maintained.
“The rising costs of raw materials at the moment coupled with the new minimum wage as well as the shortage of manpower will certainly increase the costs of operating the businesses,” he said.
Mohammad Hafidz also expressed his gratitude to all the members of DUBS.
“I thanked all the members for their willingness to come after more than two years of not being able to celebrate completely due to COVID-19.
He lauded the commitment of the Miri Branch DUBS leadership to empower members by organising business partnership visits among members.
He also called on more entrepreneurs to register as members of DUBS Miri to get information on programme or opportunities provided by various government agencies.
Also present were Deputy Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts, Datuk Sebastian Ting, and Pujut assemblymen, Adam Yii.
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