Enterpreneur carnival in Sandakan offers opportunities

Date : 1 January 2022
Source : Sabah Baru News

SANDAKAN: An entrepreneurs carnival is a useful platform to guide small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help them continue with their business in today’s new normal.Perbadanan Nasional Bhd (Pernas) chairman Datuk Zakaria Mohd Edris (pic) said such an event offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to explore and improve their business skills.

“It can be a platform for entrepreneurs to consolidate their knowledge as well as an avenue for them to seek federal and state government assistance to progress together,” he said after officiating the Libaran entrepreneur carnival organised by Elfa Wealth Legacy Sdn Bhd Thursday.

“Facilities at federal and state-level agencies can empower them to continue in their trade, while those who have been tradesmen for a long time can upgrade their skills to help them move forward.

”Elfa Wealth chief marketing officer Nur Farhana Abdullah said the 17-day programme, due to conclude today, was organised to help micro, small and medium-scale enterprises to help them recover after the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Many have almost given up on their businesses. This carnival enables Elfa Wealth to meet and understand these entrepreneurs, and in some way, to help resolve some of their problems,” she said.About 200 entrepreneurs were involved in the carnival. Some have found new direction and new motivation to carry on.

Zakaria, who is also a Member of Parliament for Libaran, said he does not want to be complacent in light of the current monsoon warning that may wreak havoc in Sandakan and the east coast region of Sabah.

The warning alert is until Jan 3.He said the Sandakan Municipal Council, which heads the district disaster management committee, has to be alert when faced with impending disasters, especially floods.

“There are several low-lying areas in Libaran that experience floods every year, including Kampung Gum-Gum, Batu 25 and several other housing estates in the Sungai Sibuga area.

“Flood-control measures such as widening of drainage systems are now completed, but weather conditions are unpredictable,” he added.