2,025 handicraft businesses in Sabah receive aid from govt

KOTA KINABALU: Some 2,025 handicraft entrepreneurs in Sabah whose businesses were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, are receiving financial aid from the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry.

They are among the 6,000 crafters nationwide who are eligible for the RM1,500 assistance, which started rolling out in April this year, according to a statement from the ministry.

Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri (pic) presented the incentive to 10 recipients in a symbolic ceremony at Malaysia Handicraft Development Corporation office here on Friday (Aug 12).

The programme is part of the country's Pemulih incentive plan under the craft industry, in an effort to push economic recovery following the pandemic.

The assistance is to help the recipients strengthen their businesses and rehabilitate the craft industry.

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