PEKAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today released the national level Lowering Grocery Costs (Jimat Belanja Dapur) program executed by the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama).
He stated the program, which was similar to individuals’s Sales (Jualan Sentuhan Rakyat) programme organised by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry, benefited all strata of people nationwide by selling goods at more affordable costs as compared with market value.
“Under the JBD programme, there are 27 products offered with cheaper rates of between 5 and 20% compared with market value, for instance, cabbage that are generally offered at RM3.50 per kg in the market is offered at RM2, eggs per plan of RM11 is offered at RM8.50 here.
“Even entire chicken is offered here for RM10 while the typical rate is RM8 to RM9 per kg and we have much more items cost low-cost prices and we hope more individuals get this benefit,” he stated when launching the JBD program at Bandar Dara public field, Chini here today.Also present were Fama chairman Tan Sri Badruddin Amiruldin, State Rural Development, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Committee chairman Datuk Seri Shafik Fauzan Sharif and State Felda Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun and more than 10,000 local residents.The program has been implemented in 718 Pasar Tani sales outlets, 426 Agrobazaar Kedai Rakyat(AKR), 110 Agrobazaar 1Malaysia(ABR1M), six MyFarm outlets as well under MyBest Purchase (NBOS)programme nationwide.The entrerpreneurs are associated with offering 27 picked items such as fish, chicken, vegetables, groceries and control items with percentage discount rates directly to consumers.At the same occasion, Najib likewise launched the Resident Service [email protected] Tani and Pasar Tani application equipped with fundamental info such as location, operating hours, appealing items and sales promos at the Farmers’Market.The maiden launch is one of the added worth of Fama’s services to distribute details concerning the farmers ‘market to consumers.Consumers can also take pleasure in the center by user the app that can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Store and Apple Store.Najib, who is likewise Pekan MP, likewise introduced the QR Pay to assist in
consumers and traders at the farmers’ market and in Fama’s effort to a more modern-day trading system transformation.For the execution of the programme
, Fama also worked carefully with Maybank to execute the QR Pay at Fama retail outlets, consisting of at Farmers Market, 1Malaysia People’s Agrobazaar (ABRIM ), Fresh Fruits Stalls(GBBS), MyFarm
Outlet and My Finest Buy.He stated Malaysia was heading to a cashless society, with just a money application required as no money was required for shopping, as being practiced in other nations such as China.”In China there are 310 applications for micro credit processes where micro credit loans can be processed in just three minutes before approving them after understanding their credit value via data available because system.”I discussed this due to the fact that I wish to picture the world has actually changed quickly and exactly what is done today is the starting point for us to move into a brand-new world in the future,”he included.– Bernama