Virtual Business for Mimbar Participants

SHAH ALAM, 8 Dec: The Selangor Urban Microcredit Scheme (Mimbar) will create opportunities for virtual businesses (internet) among Mimbar entrepreneurs in the effort of improving participants income.

Welfare, Women’s Affairs, Science, Technology, Innovation and Culture Exco, Rodziah Ismail said that virtual business is among Mimbar’s latest steps to create more competitive entrepreneurs through the generation of internet businesses in the state.

“Virtual business is not strange in the business world today.

“In fact, it can also highlight products that have been produced by the people of this state in order to penetrate a wider market,” she told reporters after the Batu Tiga division Mimbar Participants Get-Together function at De Palma Hotel, here.

She said that Mimbar participants will be given, in stages, a computer learning course beforehand.

“The State Government has already provided cyber cafes in every State Legislative Assembly (DUN) respectively. Therefore, first they would have to register at the Batu Tiga DUN Service Centre.

“Next, we will gradually ask them to attend the course which will be held weekly.

“We want them to actively promote products that have been manufactured by entrepreneurs of this state to markets outside the state and also abroad,” she said.

So far, more than RM10 million has been allocated to the programme while a total of 5,426 people are eligible for loan application.

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