Wireless Walk envisaged as hub for Bumiputra traders
MIRI: The Bumiputera business community here hopes that Wireless Walk will be another landmark for small Bumiputera traders to operate.
Miri Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Association Sarawak (PBMS) president Abdul Hadi Arbie said this is because Wireless Walk is in a strategic location surrounded by hotels and shopping malls in the heart of Miri City.
He urged small traders who had been allocated lots there to take the opportunity to grow and manage their business well, pointing out that visitors and tourists look for good and affordable food of many choices.
“Our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants the place to be vibrant with speedy Wifi and hopefully the traders can get good returns,” he added.
Sharing the same view, Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber ( DUBS) Miri chairman Abdul Samat Ali hopes to see Wireless Walk become a place where small entrepreneurs succeed in their business.
“We hope that the Wireless Walk project will be successful in opening up business opportunities for Bumiputeras in the heart of Miri City,” Abdul Samat commented.
According to Abdul Samat, the Wireless Walk project is a brainchild of the Chief Minister in line with the latter’s vision to create more business opportunities for small entrepreneurs in Miri which he has been pushing for since he was the Tourism Minister.
He said Abang Johari had stressed that Wireless Walk must be served by a fast and reliable internet service through the container concept, whereby
Our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg wants the place to be vibrant with speedy Wifi and hopefully the traders can get good returns. Abdul Hadi Arbie , Miri Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Association Sarawak (PBMS) president
kiosks would be provided with high speed internet connection and other necessary facilities just like in modern cities in developed countries such as Europe.
He expressed confidence that Bumiputera entrepreneurs given a place to trade in Wireless Walk will succeed and prove that Bumiputeras can also do business.
“We must be aware that non-Bumiputera traders will always look for the weaknesses of the small traders even though the Wireless Walk project is a special project for Bumiputeras,” he said.
At the same time, he disclosed that DUBS Miri will work together with PBMS to come up with proposal to Miri Resident for PBMS and DUBS Miri to be the management for the Wireless Walk operators.
Abang Johari visited Wireless Walk on Sunday to check on the progress of the project and the speed of the Wifi there to ensure it is fast.
A section of the Wireless Walk containers which are over 90 per cent completed and ready to operate in a few months.
Abdul Samat Ali
Abdul Hadi Arbie