Wan Junaidi: RM452.8mil allocated for Covid-19 recovery plan to assist entrepreneurs

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The Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry (Medac) has prepared the Entrepreneur and Cooperative Recovery Plan to assist entrepreneurs affected by Covid-19.

Its minister Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pic) said the recovery plan outlines six key strategies to support the stability of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, revitalise entrepreneurs’ business operations in the near future and ensure entrepreneurs remain competitive and sustainable.

He added that the plan was presented at the Cabinet meeting on May 6 and also said that it contains 30 programmes that will be implemented in two phases.

These two phases are the immediate measures which start from May to December 2020 and the medium term, which will be from January to May 2021.

“In this regard, an estimated RM452.8mil is allocated to benefit 21,847 recipients including micro-entrepreneurs, medium-sized enterprises, social entrepreneurs, startups and cooperatives,” said Wan Junaidi in a statement Wednesday (May 27).

He said the first phase will run from May to December 2020 and require an allocation of RM230.1mil, of which RM175.79mil is for implementing six new programmes and 10 existing programmes that will utilise existing Medac allocations and agencies.

The additional RM54.31mil is needed to implement 14 new programmes.

Wan Junaidi added that the second phase from January to May 2021 requires an allocation of RM222.69mil to cover 19 new programmes and 11 existing programmes.

He said that the application for the allocations for the second phase have been submitted by the ministry and its agencies to the Economic Planning Unit.

“The ministry is also working with the Finance Ministry on the development of the Covid-19 Post-Economic Recovery Plan.”

Wan Junaidi said the current and future initiatives are in line with the government’s policy of ensuring that the people, especially entrepreneurs, receive the support of Medac so that their business operations can operate normally during the implementation of the conditional movement control order (MCO) nationwide.

“Medac is a member of the SME Recovery Support Working Group will also focus on short and medium-term strategies and initiatives to rehabilitate affected entrepreneurs and accelerate the country’s economic growth,” he said.

Pelan pemulihan: MEDAC peruntuk RM452.8 juta bantu usahawan

Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi (MEDAC) memperuntukkan RM452.8 juta bagi membantu usahawan terjejas melalui pelan pemulihan operasi perniagaan bagi menyokong kestabilan ekosistem keusahawanan.

Ia dijangka bakal memberi manfaat kepada lebih 21,847 penerima merangkumi usahawan mikro, perusahaan kecil dan sederhana, usahawan sosial, pemula niaga dan koperasi.


Menterinya, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar dalam satu kenyataan berkata MEDAC telah membentangkan Pelan Pemulihan Usahawan dan Koperasi dalam Mesyuarat Jemaah Menteri pada 6 Mei lepas.

“Pelan Pemulihan itu menggariskan enam strategi utama bagi menyokong kestabilan ekosistem keusahawanan, memulihkan operasi perniagaan usahawan dalam tempoh segera dan memastikan usahawan kekal berdaya saing dan mampan.

“Ia mengandungi 30 program yang akan dilaksanakan dalam dua fasa iaitu jangka masa pendek bermula Mei hingga Disember 2020 dan jangka masa sederhana bermula Januari 2021 hingga Mei 2021,” jelas beliau.

Menerusi fasa pertama, sejumlah RM230.1 juta peruntukan diperlukan di mana RM175.79 juta adalah bagi melaksanakan enam program baharu dan 10 program sedia ada yang akan menggunakan peruntukan sedia ada MEDAC dan agensi-agensinya.

Selain itu, sejumlah RM54.31 juta peruntukan tambahan diperlukan bagi melaksanakan 14 program baharu.

Menerusi fasa kedua pula, sejumlah RM222.69 juta peruntukan diperlukan merangkumi 19 program baharu dan 11 program sedia ada,kata beliau.

Menurut Wan Junaidi, permohonan peruntukan itu telah dikemukakan MEDAC dan agensi-agensi di bawahnya kepada Unit Perancang Ekonomi melalui permohonan peruntukan di bawah tempoh Rancangan Malaysia Ke-12 (RMK-12).

MEDAC pada masa sama juga sedang bekerjasama dengan Kementerian Kewangan dalam pembangunan Pelan Pemulihan Ekonomi Pasca COVID-19.

“MEDAC merupakan ahli dalam Kumpulan Kerja ‘SME Recovery Support’ dengan tumpuan kepada strategi dan inisiatif jangka pendek dan sederhana bagi memulihkan usahawan yang terjejas dan merancakkan pertumbuhan ekonomi negara,” katanya.

Selain itu, beliau berkata pada 8 Mei 2020 MEDAC juga telah mengemukakan cadangan program keusahawanan ‘Pelan Restart’ dengan jumlah peruntukan sebanyak RM261.21 juta.

“Inisiatif yang sedang dan bakal dilaksanakan ini adalah sejajar dengan dasar kerajaan bagi memastikan rakyat khususnya golongan usahawan sentiasa mendapat sokongan daripada MEDAC supaya urusan perniagaan mereka dapat beroperasi seperti biasa ketika penguatkuasaan Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan Bersyarat dilaksanakan di seluruh negara,” katanya.

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