PUTRAJAYA: Bumiputras keen on the furniture business should sign up for a programme to be trained by successful companies in the timber and furniture sector, says the Deputy Primary Industries and Commodities Minister. Referring to the VenTureS and Smart-Partnership programme by the ministry, Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck Seng said interested entrepreneurs would have the opportunity to branch out as a furniture manufacturer after the training. "Entrepreneurs under training will have a chance to start their business as a furniture vendor/subcontractor, not just for the local but also the international market. "I urge youths to join this programme so they can develop themselves to become successful entrepreneurs, " he told reporters after attending an awards ceremony at a hotel here involving 20 bumiputra entrepreneurs who completed the training sessions under the programme. Wee said at present, there were 22 new bumiputra entrepreneurs and 10 new strategic partners involved in the VenTureS and Smart-Partnership programme. Wee, who also witnessed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing for the Smart Partnership programme between the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB), strategic partners Promptcon Enterprise Sdn Bhd and Pusan Furniture Industries (M) Sdn Bhd, and two new bumiputra entrepreneurs, said the government aimed to produce… Read full this story
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