MPP introduces online digital marketing platform to boost hawkers’ income during Covid-19 pandemic

Lo (yellow shirt) speaking to reporters after the walkabout at Kota Sentosa Temporary Hawker Centre in 7th Mile, Kuching today (April 30, 2021).

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By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, April 30: The Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) has introduced an online digital marketing platform to local hawkers in efforts to boost their income during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to MPP chairman Lo Khere Chiang, the introduction of the online digital marketing platform will enable them to get in touch with their customers.


“I have experienced over the past few months, there are times where they have to close down and immediately lose their income. But if we bring the digital online platform to them, and if they have to close the market and cannot trade, they can still go online and get in touch with their customers.

“Through this platform, they will be able to get in touch with the customers and the products still get to be delivered,” said Lo when speaking to reporters after his walkabout at Kota Sentosa Temporary Hawker Centre in 7th Mile, here today.

During the walkabout, Lo also introduced the local hawkers to a contactless payment system using the Sarawak Pay, Touch’n Go e-wallet and many others.

Meanwhile, Lo said since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak, there is not a single market in areas under MPP jurisdiction that has been closed down.

However, he said, the council also does not want a single case of outbreak to occur, because that will close down the markets.

“I would also like to remind everybody including our hawkers, to be extremely careful during this time of Covid-19. Everybody must play their role in protecting themselves and everyone,” he said. — DayakDaily