Published: Sunday February 22, 2009 MYT 12:37:00 PM
RM42mil for 5 Bumi entrepreneur training institutes
SEPANG: The Ministry of Entrepreneur and Cooperatives Development (MECD) has given out grants worth RM42mil under the economic stimulus package to five private Bumiputera entrepreneur training institutes (ILKs).
The grants would enable the ILKS to train 3,280 students in sectors like agriculture, mechanical, hoteling, lifestyle, medicine and information technology, its minister Datuk Noh Omar said after launching an entrepreneur programme for Sepang district near here on Saturday.
He said the grants were part of the RM7bil package announced by the government last year aimed at developing human capital to cushion the economic downturn.
The ILKS which received the grants include Institut Skill Tech, Institut Teknnologi Perak and Aimi Hair and Beauty Academy. Noh said MECD would also help the 40 kerepek (fritters) producers in Sepang.
The minister also launched tapioca fritters with budu (anchovy sauce) flavour by Syarikat Sepang Maju Sdn Bhd which had produced tapioca fritters with original BBQ and black pepper flavours.
On Perak, he said the government was worried that the political situation in the state would affect investments and tourist arrivals to the country. - Bernama