PETALING JAYA: The government is offering assistance from the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Soft Loan Fund of the National Economic Regeneration Plan (Penjana) which involves financing amounting to RM11.75bil to 24,824 SMEs that have received approval as of March 19,2021.
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz (pic) said among the funds are the Special Relief Facility (SRF), Automation and Digitalisation Facility (ADF), All-Economic Sector Facility (AES) and others.
In order to help bumiputra entrepreneurs, Tengku Zafrul said the government has through Perbadanan Usahawan Malaysia Bhd offered Bumiputera Relief Fund assistance amounting to RM200mil for the SMEs involved, with between RM100,000 to RM1mil been channelled to 675 SMEs to date.
“Although the Special Relief Facility funds have been fully utilised, the Bank Negara fund still offers ADF, AES and agrofood facility funds as well as other financing that are still available.
“SMEs can apply for matching financing through the imSME platform, ” he said in the 47th National Inter-Agency Economic Stimulus Implementation and Coordination Unit (Laksana) report released yesterday. ─ Bernama