The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and the Johor State Government will launch a Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and handicraft complex in Mersing, Johor in September this year.

“The rollout of the complex is in tandem with strategic initiatives to further strengthen Mersing’s position as a regional tourism destination, with the aim of creating a positive spillover effect on the local socio-economy, ” ECERDC said in a statement.”

ECERDC Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Jebasingam Issace John, said programmes in Mersing had, to-date, created 714 micro-entrepreneurs as well as SMEs, which in turn provided close to 1,085 jobs.

“The complex is expected to house over 50 units of shoplots and kiosks, offering a wide range of local food, drinks and distinctively unique handicrafts and expected to create more than 100 new jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in Mersing”, he said.

Source: Bernama


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