Create more pump-priming activities: Talib
BINTULU: Positive economic mood and higher level of confidence can be achieved through continuous business activities and programmes.
The chairman of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation Datuk Talib Zulpilip said there was a need to create more activities to prime up the economy in order to help the people during these trying times.
“This would encourage more spending and as a result business people will be able to sell more. Over the long term it would help the country’s economy to recover.”
He said this when officiating at the opening of ‘pesta Jualan dan Makanan’ at Medan Selera here recently, which attracted many local food operators and patronage from the public.
The stimulus packages introduced by the government recently were among ways to rejuvenate the domestic economy, said Talib, who is also Jepak assemblyman.
Thus, he urged the people, particularly local entrepreneurs to grab whatever opportunities coming their way to expand their business operations by participating regularly in activities like exhibitions and festivals.
He also called on local food operators to venture seriously into ready fast food business, which was getting more popular these days, and quite profitable too.
Later Talib presented mock keys of motorcycles for ‘Shop-On-Wheel’ to 13 recipients and grants worth RM90,000 from LKIM to seven others who have participated in an entrepreneur guidance programme.
Two receipients of High Impact Project (HIP) received RM20,000 while five others received RM10,000 each in the form of equipment and machine.