SEDC on a mission to produce more local entrepreneurs

Traders from SEDC business premises in Gedong posing with Abdul Hadi (seated, second from right) and his officers from SEDC Entrepreneur and Community Development Units

KUCHING, March 5: Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will enhance its entrepreneurial development programmes and rope in more participants, especially Bumiputras in the rural areas.

Last year, more than 8,000 individuals across the state participated in development programmes organised by SEDC. Some of them have been successful in their businesses and are able to generate satisfactory income.

SEDC general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir made this comment in a statement following his working visits to business premises owned by SEDC in Serian, Gedong, Sri Aman, Betong and Saratok yesterday.

“We will put in more effort to empowered local entrepreneurs. The programmes under the entrepreneurial development unit in SEDC have the objectives of producing more successful Bumiputra entrepreneurs,” he said.

“This will involve participants we have identified, potential entrepreneurs and those who have yet join SEDC programmes.”


According to Abdul Hadi, the main idea is to increase the capacity and capability of local entrepreneurs.

“What we hope are for rural entrepreneurs to accept the programmes that we want to implement because the objective is to strengthen the business strategy and for them to have healthier competition,” he shared.

He said SEDC was also on the lookout for entrepreneurs who had the potential to penetrate the global marketplace, in line with the state government’s digital economy agenda.

“SEDC will continue to meet up with these entrepreneurs from time to time and to identify their needs in facing the ever challenging business environment,” he added. — DayakDaily