SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has allocated RM1.1mil for the "Prihatin Rakyat" Mega Sale programme that will begin on Monday (April 24) in stages throughout the state in conjunction with Hari Raya celebrations in May.
State Infrastructure and Public Utilities, Modernisation of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Izham Hashim said the programme involves three sales programmes from the four government agencies and would be implemented at 29 locations until May 2.
Izham said the sales programme would be spearheaded by the Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) in collaboration with Selangor Mentri Besar Incorporated (MBI), Koperasi Warga Hijrah Selangor Bhd (Kohijrah) and the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).
"This programme will involve a combination of three sales programmes at seven PKPS locations that will be conducted from April 28 to 30; 21 Selangor Agro Markets (SAM) and Fama Farmers' Market locations (April 30 to May 2) and one Kohijrah Market location at the Berjaya Park night market site inSection 32, near here starting Monday, April 27 and April 29, respectively.
"For this mega sale, we will provide 23,200 chickens; 23,200kg of fresh meat; 16,700kg of beef bones; 18,200 grade B chicken eggs; 25,200 tonnes of packet cooking oil and 1,500kg of q-fish (frozen) and we guarantee that the supply of these main items during the programme is sufficient," he told reporters after inspecting the operations at the Section 13 Stadium Farmers' Market on Sunday (April 24).
PKPS group CEO Dr Mohamad Khairil Mohamad Razi was also present.
Izham said about 50,000 people in the state would receive benefits with each of them receiving a price reduction subsidy of up to RM11, especially for the six main items.
He explained that the programme is an extension of the Ehsan Food Prices Intervention Programme under PKPS launched last February and has benefited about 50,000 Selangorians.
The PKPS Sales programme will be held at Dataran Pantai Batu Laut, Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat (April 28); a site adjacent to Petronas Bandar Utama, Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor (April 29) and April 30 at five locations, Hall H Kampung Pandan and Jalan Pandan 8, Pandan Jaya, Ampang; Batu Caves Public Field, Gombak; Shah Alam Stadium and Sabak Bernam Stadium from 10 am to 1 pm.
The SAM Pre-Syawal and Farmers' Market will be held at the Ampang Court car park (April 29); April 30 in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, Sepang; Section 6, Kelana Jaya; Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam; Taman Melawati, Hulu Klang; Sungai Kapar Indah, Klang; Malaysia Agriculture, Horticulture and Agrotourism Exhibition site, Malaysian Agriculture Exposition Park; Desa Jenaris, Kajang; Masjid Jamek As-Solihin Kanchong Darat, Banting.
On April 30 and May 1, it will be held at SAM and Puchong Permanent Farmers' Market and Fama Dengkil Operations Centre, Sepang; Taman Sri Andalas, Klang; Saujana Utama, Sungai Buloh; Section 17, Shah Alam; (April 30 and May 2) at Taman Cempaka, Pandan Indah; Dataran Puchong Permai, Puchong; Kampung Melayu Subang, Shah Alam; Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya; Putra Heights, Subang Jaya; LNK 1 Bandar Baru Bangi and Shah Alam Stadium (May 1) from 7am to noon. - Bernama