Keep cost of living low


  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 May 2005

A land of opportunity and good prospects for trade – that is the way an enterprising businesswoman involved in a host of industries describes Miri. 

Mahani Bujang, who declines to reveal her age, is the proud co-owner of a company involved in construction, general trading, carpet and textiles, handicrafts, traditional food and catering. 

“The state government has obviously done a good job in developing Miri. Businessopportunities are there and chances of doing well are good for everyone,” she said. 

But, she added, the authorities must continue to carve out opportunities for the private sector and attract a greater number of people to make Miri their home. 

“It is also important to bring in more tourists so that those in the tourism industry will be able to do better business.  

“We hope that the city status achieved by Miri will come with new opportunities and an even more conducive environment for trade,” she said. 

Mahani: The state government has done agood job

Mahani, who manages Usaha Rimba Enterprise with her brother Abdul Razak Mokhtar, comes from a family with a history of working with Shell Malaysia. 

Asked if she was satisfied with the quality of life in Miri, she said it had good infrastructure, housing facilities and educational institutions and was generally a great place for people to live and work. 

However, expressing a view shared by the population at large, Mahani added: “I hope the relevant authorities will strive to ensure that the cost of living does not escalate because of the city status.”  

 

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