KOTA ISKANDAR: The state government’s “E-Bazar Makmur Johor” recorded more than RM100,000 in sales transactions during the month of Ramadan.
Johor investment, entrepreneur development, cooperative and human resource committee chairman Mohd Izhar Ahmad said the e-trade platform was able to attract and benefit more than 500 traders or entrepreneurs.
“This platform gave traders registered with local councils an opportunity and priority to market their products online as the government did not allow any physical bazaars to be held at the time.
“It was also an initiative by the government to help traders and local micro entrepreneurs to continue being competitive, besides providing an avenue for them to find an income, ” he added.
Mohd Izhar, who is Larkin assemblyman, said this during the state assembly sitting at Bangunan Sultan Ismail here yesterday in reply to Dr S. Ramakrishnan’s (PH-Bekok) question on what skills training would be provided in future.
Mohd Izhar pointed out that the E-Bazar Makmur Johor app successfully recorded a total of RM107,344 in sales during the period.
Separately, he said the government was in the midst of developing high-tech infrastructure and facilities at Medini 9 Blockchain and the Kulai Iskandar Data Exchange.
He elaborated that the government was also looking for an area to build a research and development centre and a centre for robotic technology, drones and artificial intelligence.
“Besides that, the government is serious about the potential of techno-creativity.
“All of these initiatives will create more employment opportunities for highly skilled locals and create more tech entrepreneurs among Johoreans, ” he added.
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