State housing and local government committee chairman Ayub Jamil said the Ramadan traders would receive an “encouragement” grant of RM200 each.
He said to-date, there were 10,357 registered bazaar traders under the respective local authorities, but they needed to register themselves for the e-bazaar scheme to receive the aid.
“The state government has appointed two system providers, eBAZARA and GetMakan, to manage the initiative.
“The two providers will help synergise traders, customers and delivery services to replace the conventional bazaar Ramadan,” he said in a statement.
Ayub said based on last year’s record, the Ramadan bazaar in Johor recorded more than RM200mil in sales.
However, following the state government’s decision not to allow any physical Ramadan bazaar to take place, in line with the Federal Government’s advice on the matter, Johor said it would set up online platforms to help traders.
For traders in rural areas and outside the local councils’ administration area such as Felda and Felcra, Ayub said they would be selected based on recommendations from the state agriculture, agro-based and rural development committee and district offices.
“To get the grant, the traders will need to get typhoid injections and have a valid food handling certificate.
“Traders will also need to operate their business for at least seven days during Ramadan,” he added.
Ayub said the aid was a one-off grant and would be paid within seven days of registering with the service provider.
Traders would need to have an active bank account registered under their name and with the local councils as well.
“Those without an active bank account can be paid in cash through their local councils and district offices.
“We hope that members of the public can enjoy breaking their fast by ordering food online throughout the Ramadan month,” he added.