Melaka targets RM100,000 in sales from Bazar Peduli Rakyat

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Norhizam (left) checking on the items sold at the stalls after launching the BPR programme.

MELAKA: Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) plans to collect RM100,000 in sales from three Bazar Peduli Rakyat (BPR) programmes this year, said state Fama director Che Samudin Hassan.

He said to date, the proceeds from sales at two BPR in the state, at Bukit Baru and Bandar Hilir totalled RM60,000.

‘’The third BPR programme will take place in Durian Tunggal next month and based on the response so far, we believe the target of RM100,000 in sales will be achieved.

‘’Through BPR, the public get to buy food items, vegetables, fruits, sea products, chicken, meat and eggs at between five and 30% cheaper than market prices, ’’ he said at the BPR in Bandar Hilir here which was launched by state agriculture, entrepreneur development, co-operative and agro-based industries committee chairman Datuk Norhizam Hassan Bakti.

Bandar Hilir assemblyman Datuk Tey Kok Kiew was also present.

Che Samudin said organising BPR involved collaboration of the Farmers Organisation Authority, Fisheries Board of Malaysia and other government departments and agencies.

He said the event included My Best Buy, Farmers’ Caravan, Direct Sale From Farm and Happy Hours activities.

He said BPR helped the less fortunate and B40 category households cope with the rising cost of living. — Bernama

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