Over 1,100 trading lots available to young entrepreneurs

  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 09 Jul 2020

THE Federal Territories Ministry has identified 169 strategic locations in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya to place kiosks for young entrepreneurs, aged 18 and above, to trade.

These locations will make available 1,122 trading lots. The first 80 applicants were identified and will start operating this month.

Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said under the programme, successful applicants would be given training and advice on how to run their businesses.

“Priority will be given to young people whose income was affected because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We hope this initiative will help uplift micro-entrepreneurs and stimulate our economy in the new normal,” he said, adding that the programme would be carried out by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Putrajaya Corporation and Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan.

Sixty-four kiosks will be placed at the River of Life (RoL) area, 490 at bus and taxi stands, 85 in the city centre, 140 at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur and 47 outside the city centre as well as 200 food trucks.

“For kiosks at bus and taxi stands, DBKL will ensure a minimum buffer space of 1.5m to prevent congestion and allow easy access for the disabled,” said Annuar.

He said this after visiting Jalan Masjid India in Kuala Lumpur to oversee the progress of the second phase of the RoL project aimed at beautifying pedestrian walkways in the area.

He said the RoL project, that was supposed to be completed next year, had been pushed to 2024, as it was only “80% to 90%” complete.

The RM4.4bil project, which kicked off in 2011, is aimed at beautifying Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak and their tributaries which cover a combined 110km.

Annuar was accompanied by his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Edmund R. Santhara Kumar, mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and ministry secretary-general Datuk Rosida Jaafar.

Among the businesses allowed are food and beverage, gadgets and accessories, souvenirs, crafts, books, clothing, decorations, cosmetics and beauty products.

“Traders will be charged nominal fees based on the floor space. They will also be assisted when applying for a trading licence from the local authority,” said Annuar.

Meanwhile, there are no charges for the 30 lots at the Dataran Niaga Belia in Presint 14, Putrajaya for six months from August. Traders will be charged RM150 monthly after that.

Those interested can apply at https://usahawanwp.kwp.gov.my They can check their application status from Aug 1.

For details, call 03-8889 7636/ 7644/ 7893/ 7767/ 7853 or email usahawankota.wp@gmail.com.

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