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KUCHING, Oct 28: The upgrading of ‘Pasar Tamu’ in Sarawak has resulted in 30 per cent increase in sales for participating farmers.
Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) director Dato’ Zainal Abidin Yang Razalli, said Fama has been appointed by the federal government to upgrade existing ‘Pasar Tamu’ in the country with an allocation of about RM800,000 for each site.
“In Sarawak, there are four ‘Pasar Tamu’ namely in Siburan, Bau, Simunjan and Sebuyau, which have been completely upgraded by Fama, and one more in Bekenu is still in the process of upgrading.
“We found out that for the upgraded ‘Pasar Tamu’, there is a 30 per cent increase of sales. It is because the participants (farmers) can conduct their trade in better conditions, and their product presentation is more organised,” said Zainal Abidin.
He told this to reporters during a press conference after the launching ceremony of the “Jualan Terus Dari Ladang (JTDL) dan MyRakyat” programme held in Canaan Square, here today.
He noted, the upgrading work for the ‘Pasar Tamu’ aimed to improve presentation of the infrastructure, as well as provide a clean environment in order to attract more visitors.
“After the upgrading is completed, the ‘Pasar Tamu’ is returned to the local council to be manage,” he added. – DayakDaily.