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Sarawak govt gives rental exemption to SMEs impacted by Covid-19 pandemic

KUCHING, Sept 7 — The Sarawak authorities has agreed to give rental cost exemption to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working at 15 ready-built factories at Phase 3 of the Demak Baru Industrial Park, right here, for six months from July.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan stated the choice concerned a complete rental cost exemption of RM123,750 below the Sayang Sarawakku Special Aid (BKSS) package deal to assist cut back the operational prices of the affected SMEs.

“The state authorities additionally gives a rental cost exemption amounting to RM2 million till December 31, 2021 to the SMEs working on the enterprise premises owned by the state’s statutory our bodies and government-linked firms (GLCs),” he stated at a information convention held at his workplace, right here, at present.

“A rental low cost of fifty per cent can also be given to 3,200 tenants on the Sarawak Housing Development Corporation (HDC ) schemes and 10,000 registered hawkers renting the market and meals stalls below the native authorities till this December 31.

“Besides that, a reduction of up to 25 per cent is given for the water and electrical energy payments and 30 per cent low cost on the give up hire and evaluation charges in order to reduce the individuals’s burden together with that of entrepreneurs and all these types of help are being carried out till December 31, 2021,” he added.

Awang Tengah, who can also be Sarawak Minister of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Terminal and Entrepreneur Development, stated a further allocation of RM10 million had been accredited by the state authorities for grants below the Graduands Towards Entrepreneurship (Gerak) Programme and the Technical and Vocational Entrepreneurs (Ustev) Programme.

“Up to August, 264 of the 525 functions for the Gerak programme had been accredited with the grants value RM3.34 million, whereas 388 of the 596 functions for the Ustev programme had been additionally accredited with the grants given amounting to RM4.42 million,” he added.

On the standing of the help programmes carried out by his ministry, Awang Tengah stated 1,463 functions obtained for the Sarawak Micro Credit Scheme (SKMS) from entrepreneurs within the B40 group, small and micro enterprise operators had been accredited with the help amounting to RM48 million.

He additionally stated that 411 functions for the Medium and Small Industry Loan Scheme (SPIKS) for Bumiputera SMEs had been accredited with the loans amounting to RM30.13 million. — eNM

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