Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) is helping Bumiputera entreprenuers to gain
a foothold in the Islamic market by encouraging them to take part in
Mara Director General Datuk Nam Marthinin said this year alone the
agency has allocated RM10 million to assist Bumiputera entrepreneurs to
promote their products overseas.
“We will showcase halal products in Cairo, Eygpt in June and another
one in Dubai in August,” he told a press conference after launching the
Malay tea house concept restaurant and TanaMera spa retail outlet in
Central Market, here on Wednesday.
He regards Dubai and Cairo as important locations both are
gateways to the West Asian as well as the Organisation Islamic
Conference (OIC) markets.
Nam said products to be exhibited at the two destinations are mainly halal food.
“Among the items to be displayed are herbal and the TanaMera spa products,” he added.
He also said MARA has targeted to develop about 60,000 Bumiputera entrepreneurs under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
So far, it has achieved 50 percent of the target.