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State executive councillor for youths, sports and entrepreneurship Najwan Hilmi responding to queries during during the winding-up session for the 2024 Selangor Budget during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting in the State Secretariat Building, Shah Alam, on November 17, 2023. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor to formulate creative industry direction plan — Exco

By Sofia Nasir

SHAH ALAM, Nov 18 — The state government will organise a Creative Industry Symposium to formulate a direction plan for the sector next year.

State executive councillor for the economy Najwan Halimi said the plan will be developed based on three main scopes: multimedia, cultural arts, and cultural heritage.

“We realize the creative industry can provide opportunities for various segments of society, including the younger generation, to engage in activities related to multimedia, design, or cultural arts.

“To achieve this purpose, the state government will implement various programmes, training sessions, promotions, and grant assistance to encourage and support creative industry entrepreneurs in Selangor, including from among the youth,” he said.

Najwan was speaking during the winding-up session for the 2024 Selangor Budget during the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday.

Meanwhile, he said the state government will implement the Young Entrepreneur Development Program (SAY Belia) in collaboration with Selangor Youth Community (SAY) next year.

The six-month programme will focus on young entrepreneurs who need guidance in developing their businesses, including those in the creative industry.

“We plan to collaborate with higher education institutions to encourage and provide guidance to students in developing and managing businesses,” Najwan said.

When tabling the state budget on November 10, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari announced a RM1 million allocation to strengthen Selangor’s creative economy industry.

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