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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11: The Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED) has declared open Sarawak Product Pavilion (SPV) as a platform to market Sarawak products in Peninsular Malaysia and other parts of the world.
SPV which will function as a collection centre for Sarawak products catering for small and medium-time entrepreneurs, is located at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur (next to Pos Malaysia Medan Tuanku), a strategic place at city down.
The centre will also serve as a one-stop centre for consumers outside Sarawak where they may have access to the state’s products such as Bario rice, black pepper, handicrafts, furniture and others.
Its opening hours are from 9am to 6pm daily.
A soft launch ceremony was officiated at by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan who is also Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development at the centre yesterday.
In his short speech, Awang Tengah said SPV was created to promote and expand Sarawak products not only to the Peninsula but also internationally.
He said the four-storey premises may be used to house seminars, offices, e-commerce support services and even accommodation.
In addition, the café managed by the Sarawak Kitchen will be operating soon to offer local delicacies such as Sarawak Laksa and Kolo Mee.
According to Awang Tengah, more than 200 Sarawak entrepreneurs will send their products to SPV later while at this time, 32 entrepreneurs had already submitted their respective products.
“Local products from Lawas to Lundu will be available at SPV,” he said.
Managed by Borneo Marts Enterprise Sdn Bhd, SPV is working in close collaboration with various state agencies such as Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (PUSAKA), the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, the Sarawak Agriculture Department and the Sarawak Children’s Association.
In addition to visiting SPV, those who are interested to know more may also check out www.sarawakpavilion.com.my or Facebook@sarawakproductpavillion or Instagram@sarawakpavillion_official.
Also present at the launch were Samat Junai, division head of SME Division and Entrepreneur Development of MIED as well as Director of Borneo Mart Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Mazalan Rajang.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg will officiate the centre’s proper launch in January next year. — DayakDaily