KUCHING, June 23 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Handicraft Development
Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia) has developed two new infrastructures to
produce the parang ilang and traditional bags in Sarawak, said its state
director Sahaimi Abdul Manaf here today.
He said the two facilities located in Sibu and Serian were part of the
corporation''s efforts under the entrepreneurship development programme in
Besides that, Kraftangan Malaysia has also upgraded a songket weaving
workshop in Kampung Mang, Samarahan, he said during a speech at the
Entrepreneurship and Malaysian Craft Promotion Carnival here.
The 10-day carnival participated by 70 entrepreneurs from various states and
Brunei Darussalam was launched by Assistant Minister for Bumiputera Entrepreneur
Development, Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais.
Sahaimi added that under the corporation''s research and development
programme, five entrepreneurs from Sarawak are also involved in a series of
design labs for ceramic, batik and forest products.
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