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September 12, 2013 21:42 PM

Johor Govt To Build More Incubators For Bumiputera Entrepreneurs, Says MB

JOHOR BAHARU, Sept 12 (Bernama) -- The Johor Government will build more incubators or business lots in efforts to uplift Bumiputeras' socio-economic status besides encouraging the younger set to become entrepreneurs.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said several areas have been identified to build the incubators, among them are in Tampoi and Pasir Gudang, with each incubator having the capacity to house 40 business lots.

"With this incubator programme, Bumiputera entrepreneurs, particularly the younger set, can try their luck to do business.

"This is an alternative for the young and budding Bumiputera entrepreneurs to venture into business as the rent and the cost of doing business in big towns such as in the Iskandar Malaysia economic region needs big capital," he said when opening the Johor Islamic Entrepreneurs' Incubator in Kebun Teh here Thursday.

Mohamed Khaled said the construction of the incubator in Kebun Teh was in line with the government's plan to produce more Bumiputera entrepreneurs to upgrade their standard of living.

"With a cheaper rental for two years, the incubator can attract Bumiputera entrepreneurs who are contemplating doing business to use these facilities," he added.

One incubator houses 40 office lots and business premises, with each lot measuring 100 sq feet.

The incubators have space to place advertisements, maintenance service, customer relations officer and 24-hour security service for tenants.

Also present were Johor Islamic Corporation General Manager Burhan Amin.



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