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State executive councillor for entrepreneur development Rodziah Ismail speaking to media at the handing over of business equipment under the Selangor State Indian Entrepreneur Development Programme (Sitham) at Section 20, Shah Alam, on November 19, 2020. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor govt offers startup funding to assist small traders

By Khairul Azran Hussin

SHAH ALAM, Nov 30 — The Selangor government is offering startup funding for small businesses through its Niaga Darul Ehsan (NaDi) programme which will be implemented in the near future.

State executive councillor for entrepreneur development Rodziah Ismail said the initiative aims to assist people who lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic in venturing into business.

“Many people want to do business but do not have the funds, so we help them in terms of funding as well as provide guidance on doing business.

“The state government had previously given a briefing to 30 pilots and employees of Malindo Air on the opportunities to generate income,” Rodziah Ismail told SelangorKini today.

She said the state administration continues to strive in reducing the pandemic impact on the business sector and the livelihood of the people.

“We allowed those who do business at home to offer drive-thru service without requiring a license from the local authorities, but on condition that they must be registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM),” she said.

The NaDi initiative was announced by Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari in the 2021 Selangor Budget tabled on October 30.

The programme offers loan assistance between RM1,000 to RM3,000 to eligible applicants to venture into entrepreneurship.

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