BINTULU: Business activities at ‘Pasar Tamu’ here are among the contributing factors in empowering the socio-economy of the local people.
Samalaju assemblyman Majang Renggi said the government is prioritising the agriculture sector vital to the country’s social and economic development.
“Thus, it is possible for this country to become a food producer not only for its own people but also for the export market,” he said at the official opening of Pasar Sungai Plan in Tanjung Kidurong yesterday.
He believed that with the support of the people and the commitment of the government, the transformation of the agriculture sector is possible.
“As we all know, Pasar Tamu is part of our daily life. Going there is our weekly and monthly routine especially those with families buying groceries like fresh vegetables, fish, meat and other needs,” said Majang.
He also said the Tamu was a place where people from all walks of life come to which indirectly promotes understanding and unity among the people from various cultural and religious backgrounds.
“I hope consumers and visitors alike can work together to ensure that this market will remain clean and safe. Hygiene should be emphasised, especially among the traders.
“Be responsible to your respective business areas for the good of all. Don’t just expect the local authority to do the cleaning work for you,” Majang advised the traders.
Bintulu Development Authority general manager Rodziah Morshidi, assistant general manager (Environment) Wan Ibrahim Wan Ali and Temenggong Datuk Barry Yek were also present at the event.