Sabah showcase on sidelines of Quran recital contest

  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 109 exhibition and sales booths have been set up in conjunction with the 1441H/2020M national-level Quran Recital and Memorisation Competition, which will run until Friday at the Sabah International Convention Centre here.

The participants in the sales booths are government and private agencies, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from all over Sabah.

State Law and Native Affairs Minister Datuk Aidi Moktar said the sales booths could serve as a platform to introduce services offered by the government, as well as help promote a range of products, especially halal food products by local SME players.

“Halal products have great potential to be marketed locally and internationally. Each product also has its own quality.

“However, advice from relevant government agencies is still needed, especially in terms of packaging, to attract more consumers, ” he said after visiting the booths yesterday.

Aidi said various programmes were lined up for the participants and judges, including visits to traditional houses around Kota Kinabalu and to welfare homes.

“This is to give participants from all over the country a chance to see the beauty of Sabah so that in future, they will return with their families and friends, ” he added.

A total of 108 participants are competing in the event, which was launched by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad last night. — Bernama

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