JOHOR BARU: The biggest food court in Johor plans to donate a portion of its profits to charity once it starts operations and turns a profit.
Ngee Heng Food and Cultural village, which is set to open mid-2020, is situated on a 1.6ha land with a built-up of 5,700sq ft.
Located in Taman Nusa Bestari in Nusajaya, it will not only house food vendors but also a community centre and meeting rooms that will be open to the public.
During the ground-breaking ceremony, Ngee Heng Holdings chairman Ang Pi Kui said the centre would put aside part of its profits for charity purposes.
“Once we start making profits, we plan to allocate 7.5% for those who need funds.
“They include orphans, the disabled and poor families, ” he said, adding that he hoped the centre would be able to create many business and job opportunities for locals.
Ang said the company’s intention of building the “food and cultural village” was to give back to the community.
“Modern families usually have both husband and wife earning a living, with some even working in Singapore. This would make it difficult for them to prepare three meals a day.
“Thus Ngee Heng Food and Cultural Village will be an avenue for them to get the necessary nourishment and healthy meals they require, ” he said.
Also present at the ceremony was One Belt One Road chambers of commerce president Datuk Seri Tan Thian Lai, who said centres such as this were beneficial for the country.
“This food and cultural village will have a section for halal foods, and we hope to promote this to countries like China.
“China produces the most products in the world, thus we would be able to promote our halal food to a bigger market, and maybe they will even set up more factories here, ” he said, adding this would generate more jobs and revenue for Malaysia.
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