Boost for mobile truck business entrepreneurs in KK

Gelunu (front row, fifth from left) presenting a memento to Noorliza during the courtesy call.

KOTA KINABALU: Mobile truck entrepreneurs have received an encouraging response from the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) over developing the truck business in the state capital.

This came after a delegation from the Sabah SME Mobile Trucks Association (SSMTA) led by its president Dr Rosalyn Gelunu paid a courtesy call on Mayor Datuk Noorliza Awang Alip earlier this month.

The visit by SSMTA was aimed at providing follow-up exposure about the association and its mission to promote the mobile truck business concept in the Kota Kinabalu area, which has great potential.

Gelunu said that during the brief discussion, Noorliza disclosed several of DBKK’s future plans and possible opportunity for a collaboration between the local authority and SSMTA.

She said this was in line with the objective of DBKK, which was to improve the economic growth among the traders in the city.

Gelunu added that the initiative could become an attraction to both locals and tourists, hence, would contribute to promoting the development of small and medium enterprise (SME) “mobilepreneurs” in Sabah.

“SSMTA is focused on being part of the economic development in the state and voiced out its intention to cooperate with DBKK by providing business assistance services,” she said in a statement here on Monday (Sept 26).

This is in addition, she added, to supporting SME traders who wanted to venture into business on the mobile truck platform through SSMTA.

Gelunu also said that from the meeting with DBKK, they were able to identify several areas that could be suitable for the mobile truck business operations such as Damai, Likas Sports Complex Area and Jalan Merdeka, among others.

These locations, she said, would require follow-up with the local authority in order to obtain the necessary permits.

“Efforts to find the ideal location for business on wheels will continue from time to time for the benefit of the members of the association.

“The mayor also advised SSMTA to identify new areas to be developed as business sites, saying that DBKK will provide its support in terms of licensing and advisory services,” she said.

Towards this end, Gelunu said the SSMTA will continue the effort to introduce the mobile truck as being an ideal business concept besides being innovative, trendy and suitable for today's lifestyle.

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