17/05/2024 09:06 PM

SEREMBAN, 17 Mei (Bernama) -- Negeri Sembilan received 187 MyKiosk units last year to assist local micro, small and medium enterprises (PMKS), especially the B40 group, in generating and improving income and socioeconomics.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said traders benefited from more comfortable trading spaces at a monthly rental rate as low as RM150.

He said Seremban is the district with the highest number of MyKiosk units, with 70 units recorded last year and 50 units this year.

“This year, I was told that we will receive 144 MyKiosk units, all local authorities are advised not to keep the kiosks for too long and to facilitate the application process for traders so that they can be used optimally.

“This MyKiosk is good, traders can conduct business comfortably, and the uniformity and neatness of these kiosks make them more attractive and organised,” he said.

He told reporters this after officiating the launch of the MyKiosk at the MyKiosk Site at Jalan Dato’ Syeikh Mohd Murtadza, Sikamat here today, which was also attended by Seremban City Council (MBS) Mayor Datuk Masri Razali.

Aminuddin also advised the local authorities to promptly fill up the kiosks with traders and choose strategic locations to place the stalls, in addition to carrying out monitoring to ensure that businesses in the kiosks remain active and the traders involved do not leave them vacant.

Meanwhile, Masri said that the solar-powered MyKiosk, measuring 10x10 square feet, costs an estimated RM15,000 per unit.

He said the MBS also offered a three-month exemption on rental fees from the date of the offer letter and a one-off RM300 assistance.

“Among the conditions set by MBS are that tenants are not allowed to employ non-citizens, modify the kiosk, sublet the premises and tenants cannot close or leave their businesses for more than seven consecutive days,” he said.

Meanwhile, traders Nori'asah Khalid, 58, and Norhayati Daud, 59, who sell banana fritters and pastries, said the government’s initiative in providing the MyKiosk units is more practical and facilitates small traders, especially in selling food.

“Previously, I brought a tent and tied it to a tree to do business, but with this kiosk, it’s better and more comfortable to do business,” said Nori’asah, who has been trading in Sikamat for over 20 years.

Norhayati said the solar-powered MyKiosk also provides convenience and saves on electricity usage.

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) launched the MyKiosk initiative last year to empower the people towards realising the MADANI economy.






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