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By Peter Sibon
SINGAPORE, June 20: The setting up of Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office (Statos) here will allow Sarawak access to the global market.
Statos chief executive officer (CEO) Chew Chang Guan said it would play a crucial role in linking business, trade and investments between Singapore and the Land of the Hornbills.
“This is a very big achievement by Sarawak to have Statos as a trading hub to reach out not only to Singapore but to the world,” he told Sarawak-based reporters during the launching of Statos at 80 Robinson Road.
He said there would be a series of promotional activities to boost interest in Sarawak-made products and to woo investment.
Strategically located at the centre of Singapore, Chew said Sarawakians, especially entrepreneurs, were welcomed to market their products through Statos.
“Entrepreneurs must ensure they have the volume to market their products. In addition, their products must be of quality in terms of packaging and meet the standard of Singapore.
“I am confident Sarawak products will be able to compete with others,” he said.
He thanked the Singapore government for collaborating with Sarawak and looked forward to seeing even better bilateral ties between Singapore and Sarawak.
“Just less than 48 hours, there are already so many people curiously coming in to ask me what is Sarawak and what does it have to offer. This is definitely a good approach by our state government,” he remarked.
Chew is from Kuching, while his deputy, Putrie Rozana Soraya, is a Singaporean. Both of them have vast experience in the tourism industry.
Currently, Statos is manned by seven staff and will be expanding in the near future. — DayakDaily