A bit late but still applicable :)
December 22, 2008 17:43 PM
Terengganu To Open 'T-Brand Shop' Outlets Next Year
KUALA TERENGGANU, Dec 22 (Bernama) -- The Terengganu state government through its Entrepreneur Development Foundation will set up a chain of T-Brand Shop outlets operating 24 hours nationwide.
State rural, entrepreneur and cooperative development committee chairman Datuk Mohamed Awang Tera said the state government's intention was to position the outlets as a platform to market products from small and medium scale industries such as dried foodstuff.
"We want the T-Brand Shop outlets to market products made by people in the state," he told reporters after officiating a halal product seminar under the Nestle-Nasmec mentor programme here today.
Also present was the Nasmec project manager Chong Yoon Kee.
Mohamed said the state government was now looking for strategic areas to locate the T-Brand Shop outlets and on a trial basis will open the outlets in Kuala Terengganu and Kemaman in April next year.
He also said that the state government will revive Cakna, a subsidiary under the Entrepreneur Development Foundation, next year with the aim of helping the entrepreneur community in Terengganu.
Mohamed said the state government will spend about RM500,000 to set up product collection centres next year in Kemaman, Dungun, Besut and Kuala Terengganu.
The state government has also approved RM40 million for projects under the rural, entrepreneur and cooperative development portfolio next year, he said.
Chong said the seminar was aimed at training and guiding entrepreneurs in the food and drink industries in the East Coast to comply with international standards and procedures.
"Increasing the standard of food and drink products is important to compete in the local and international markets," he said.