Good news for home-based business


Yew chairing the virtual council meeting at City Hall in Jalan Padang Kota Lama.

PENANG Island City Council (MBPP) is extending the issuance and renewal of Temporary Business From Home (BFH) permits for small-scale operators until Dec 31 next year.

MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the issuance of the permits would continue to help those who lost their source of income due to the pandemic.

“The permit has been issued since Nov 1 last year. Up to today, some 74 permits have been issued to eligible applicants.

“This helps them generate income as we battle the ongoing pandemic while allowing us to manage the number of small-scale operators operating from home,” he said during the council meeting on Monday.

The BFH permit is for small traders using their residential premises to run small-scale businesses in accordance with the licensing requirements.

The permits cannot be rented or leased to foreigners and permit holders must conduct their businesses from their homes.

Yew also announced that the council had approved for the traffic flow at the side lane from Taman Lumba Kuda to Jalan Lumba Kuda to be switched to a one-way traffic after a trial period of three months.

At Medan Goh Guan Ho in Jelutong, the traffic flow will be switched to one way from Jalan Lumba Kuda heading towards Jalan Goh Guan Ho.

This applies to traffic from Jalan Patani to Jalan Kajang as well, which will be one way.

Meanwhile, on the mainland, the Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) is offering a 50% deduction on its parking compounds to mark its second City Council Day anniversary.

MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said parking compounds would be lowered to RM10 until Dec 31 this year.

“This will be applicable to all compounds except those registered for court action.

“I urge Seberang Prai residents to take this opportunity to settle their parking compounds as action will be taken towards those who do not settle them,” he said during the MBSP meeting at its headquarters on Monday.

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