KUALA LUMPUR: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) has teamed up with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to promote Bumiputera retailers at the MRT stations.
The two parties will focus on entrepreneurship, education and investment for these retailers.
MRT Corp CEO Datuk Seri Shahril Mokhtar said on Tuesday the programme will assist qualified Bumiputera entrepreneurs with business development training as well as financial support to establish themselves while competing with strong brands in the market.
Both parties signed an MoU recently at MRT Corp’s headquarters. Shahril signed on behalf of MRT Corp while Mara was represented by its director general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad.
Ibrahim meanwhile said this programme would act as a platform for Bumiputera entrepreneurs to participate in MRT 's retail programme.
“It is well known that retail outlets in MRT stations will be lucrative businesses and we want assist Bumiputera entrepreneurs to be able to play an active part to enable them to become successful businesses,” he said.
He said the collaboration would cover education and training programmes at the Mara Education Institution (IPMa) to meet the needs of the MRT industry. The programmes would produce competitive human capital that is in line with industry needs.
Witnessing the signing were Mara Council secretary Fazli Rizal Ismail, Mara deputy director general (management services) Azhar Abdul Manaf, MRT Corp director of commercial and land management Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan, and Commercial and Land Management (Retails & MSPR Unit) manager Mohd Faizal Yusof.