More entrepreneurs to boost Sarawak economic development – Dr Sim

(from second left) Dr Sim, Kho and others propose a toss to usher the ‘Year of the Metal Rat’.

KUCHING, Feb 1: Sarawak can look forward to having more people becoming entrepreneurs, which in turn will generate more trading and business activities that will boost the state’s economic development.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian believed that the state government’s policies and initiatives are on the right track to enable the state to generate more revenue and income.

As a result, he said the state has been able to allocate more fund to cultivate people to venture into businesses and benefit from regional trades, including trade offices the state government is planning to set up in the near future.

“Together, we are moving forward for the future of Sarawak. This year, Sarawak’s income is estimated at RM10 billion. In the next few years, I believe that we will be able to generate income of about RM20 billion annually.

“With more income, we would able to set up trade offices in Singapore, Kalimantan, Brunei and China.

“When Sarawak is prosperous, we need a lot of people, we need to have more entrepreneurs,” he told reporters at KKB Chinese New Year open house at here today.

Dr Sim also expressed admiration at the entrepreneurship spirit shown by KKB, which has been able to build its business for over five decades.

KKB’s group executive director Kho Pok Tong said the company will be celebrating its 58th anniversary this year. — DayakDaily