ABOUT 4,000 traders in Batu Gajah are expected to register for the MyPatil (Digital Business Licence) app by year-end.
Perak housing and local government committee chairman Sandrea Ng said MyPatil was a mobile and website app for traders to apply for their business licences and renew them without having to visit the local council.
“We received positive response when the system was implemented in Manjung a few years ago and were encouraged to introduce it in Batu Gajah too,” she said after attending the MyPatil engagement session with the Batu Gajah business community at Pusing Convention Hall.
Ng said there were more than 7,000 registered traders in Batu Gajah.
“From the total, 4,000 have trading premises while the rest are hawkers.
“Once they are registered with MyPatil, traders won’t have to show physical licences anymore.
“They will receive a special device that will be placed in their premises.
“All pertinent information on licences and business operations are stored digitally and can be accessed by traders and local council personnel.”
She said more engagement sessions would be held in Batu Gajah.
“I was informed that Batu Gajah District Council (MDBG) will be actively involved in sessions to provide traders with more information on MyPatil.”
The app was launched by Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad in March.
A budget of RM2mil has been allocated for 15 Perak local councils to start the programme in their areas.