Allow SMEs, construction industries to operate under strict SOPs, says Tamin rep

Christopher Gira Sambang

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KUCHING, June 28: Tamin assemblyman Christopher Gira Sambang has called on the government to allow the small and medium industries (SMEs) and the construction industries to operate.

Christopher, in a statement today, said with the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation where certain industries are restricted from operating, many complaints have been received from members of the public regarding losing their job or income, as well as businesses.

“The government may allow small and medium industries to open phase by phase now, and the same should be applied to the construction industries.

“Workers and suppliers should be allowed to resume work under strict standard operating procedures (SOPs), including allowing more workers or staff to come to work if they have at least received the first dose of the vaccine,” he said.

At the same time, Christopher also advocated for “pasar tamu”, hardware shops, agriculture suppliers and construction work in the rural areas to be allowed to resume.

He explained that many projects which benefit the “rakyat” such as “Projek Rakyat” and Rural Transformation Project (RTP) are unable to start because of the MCO implementation.

“If MCO continues on, I foresee that many people will be affected and will suffer financially. The only way to curb Covid-19 from spreading further, is that everyone must be vaccinated,” he said.

On the same note, Christopher also thanked the Sarawak government and the frontliners for being able to accelerate the vaccination process throughout the State, especially for the rural folk, and appealed to the rural population who are yet to be vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. — DayakDaily