Federal govt gives RM9 mln to help improve income of entrepreneurs in Matu

Martin (third left) and Juanda (in red shirt) having a discussion with officers. Photo credit: Ukas

MATU, Jan 10: The federal government has provided RM9 million to implement the Prospek Project aimed at improving entrepreneurship quality that would lead to increase in entrepreneurs’ income in Matu.

Deputy Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Martin Ben said the allocation was aimed at helping entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses sustainably.

“The project was initiated in 2020 and will take about five years to complete.


“This project can also indirectly help in the development and infrastructure aspects of the area. We want to improve entrepreneurship quality and we want to see a continuous increase in the income of entrepreneurs. That is the goal of this project,” he said, according to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas).

He highlighted this to the media during a work visit to the Prospek Project in Matu yesterday (Jan 9).

With more suitable facilities for production, Martin was confident that entrepreneurs will be able to increase their production as well as income.

Juanda (in red shirt) inspecting an RTP project in Matu. Photo credit: Ukas

Deputy Minister in the Sarawak Premier’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Dato Dr Juanda Jaya and permanent secretary to the Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development Datu Edwin Abit were also present.

Earlier on, Juanda who is also the Jemoreng assemblyman, visited a Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project in Matu to get updates on its progress.

He also handed over completed projects, namely the Lorong Dengin jetty project in Kebuaw costing RM100,000, a bridge at Sekaan Besar area which had been repaired at a cost of RM80,000 and a Matu District landmark which was rebuilt at a cost of RM280,000.

“I hope the project will benefit and provide more convenience to the local residents in the surrounding areas,” he said.

Juandi also thanked the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Mukah and contractors for completing the projects ahead of schedule. — DayakDaily