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Ten entrepreneurs bestowed grants

11 November 2023


KOTA KINABALU: Ten entrepreneurs were accorded grants during a Meet and Greet Alumni TUBE here today.

The grants were presented by Datuk Ewon Benedict the Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Corporative who launched the event.

The recipients of the grants from SME Corps Malaysia an entity under the Ministry included Rozaimi Raiming from Keningau who deals in the Agricultural sector.

He plants chilli, buy and sell banana as well as other form of agricultural entreprenural ventures.

Going under his company name Rozaimi Enterprises, he received RM30,000 IN grants to go towards expansion.

Kartini Jalip with the company name Azka Akua recieves the grant of RM30,000 for her fish farm. She operates from Ranau.

Amir Hamzah Amat an entrepreneur from Ranau received a grant of RM20,000 for his upholstery enterprise. He deals in cushions and cushion covers among others.

Nur Afidah Lee recieved RM30,000 grant towards her printing services. She deals in office items including photostats and laminating. She went under Al-Nur services.

Albert John Alexis from Tambunan deals in ICT and repaired computers and printers. He received a grant of RM30,000 to expand his business, BRB Comp tech.

Norlinda Kormel from Kota Kinabalu was given a grant of RM30,000 for the expansion of her herbal soap and herb based business, under the name La'merly Organic.

Nicklos Jason Johny from Penampang is the recipient of RM30,000 for his business development on wholesale and retail under NJ Enterprise.

Liliana Lee Ing who operates a Spa and Beauty outlet as well deal in beauty products, received RM30,000 for her business called Anna's Beauty Studio, in Penampang.

Gerlad Likob Justin of Manggatal received RM30,000 for his company Safshaz Enterprise that deals with printing and souvenirs.

Lijah Nordin received RM30,000 for her company Little Butterfly which deals in education services.

Ewon congratulated the recipients who were participants of the TUBE 1.0 program in 2014 and completion the recent TUBE 9.0 programme in Sabah last month.

He said for the development of youth entrepreneurship in various agencies under his Ministry, several financing schemes were provided, including the Bumiputra Youth Entrepreneurship Program (TUBE), and Mobilepreneur Financing Scheme, among others.

In the 2024 Budget, the Bumiputra Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (TUBE), implemented by SME Corp, was allocated RM20 million.

"This programme is a government initiative to encourage youth to venture into business."

" Since its implementation in 2014, the TUBE Programme has produced over 7,000 Bumiputra youth entrepreneurs nationwide and created nearly 14,000 job opportunities," he stated.

Also present during the event was Raizal Nainy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SME corp Malaysia.


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