Friday, July 10

MPC provides business-friendly support


KUCHING: The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has embarked on supporting the state government’s agenda to provide an environment conducive for business with pursuance of Good Regulatory Practice (GRP) through three programmes.

Its chairman Tan Sri Azman Hashim said the programmes are State Policy on the Development and Implementation of Regulations (SPDIR), Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens (RURB), and Modernising Business Licensing (MBL).

“Total potential compliance cost savings is estimated at RM32.5 million once the programmes are fully implemented.

“Concurrently, at the enterprise level, MPC facilitates local businesses with programmes designed to tap their optimal capability, generating cost savings of RM8.1 million from process innovation projects in 2016,” he said in his welcoming address at the Business Excellence Seminar & Forum 2017 which was officiated at by Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) here yesterday.

Azman also pointed out that productivity served as one of the six game changers outlined in the 11th Malaysia Plan to propel the country to become an advanced economy and inclusive nation.

“The Malaysia Productivity Blueprint (MPB) was launched recently as a systematic and structured implementation approach and initiative to raise higher and sustainable productivity growth.”

He noted that both public and private sectors will work together to implement productivity strategies in the blueprint with MPC as the Delivery Management Office (DMO) coordinating, overseeing and measuring the effectiveness of the implementation.

“To ensure comprehensive achievements at national sector and enterprise levels, MPC will work hand in hand with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), lead ministries and agencies as well as the sector Productivity Nexus to monitor and keep track on the progress of productivity initiatives.”

Around 250 participants attended the seminar which was held for the third time in Sarawak since 2015.

Themed ‘Business Excellence as a Tool for Organisational Sustainability’, the one-day event aimed to accelerate the quest of nurturing excellent organisations in Sarawak by promoting highly productive and world-class management practices.