VOUCHERS to buy Malaysian handicraft products will resume from today in conjuction with Malaysia Day, with an allocation of RM3mil. Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry said the incentive was reintroduced under the Tourism Recovery Plan 2022, following the success of a similar initiative which had directly benefitted the craft community after sales of RM21.7mil was generated. Earlier this year, the ministry through Kraftangan Malaysia provided vouchers amounting to RM3.8mil to the public.
This time the vouchers can be used at promotional programmes such as the Borneo Craft Festival in Sabah, Borneo Textile Craft Festival in Sarawak, Johor Craft Festival and Langkawi Craft Festival; craft sales centres and galleries at Kraftangan Malaysia branches nationwide.
The vouchers can also be used at promotions by Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, Langkawi Craft Complex and Johor Craft Complex, as well as all Karyaneka outlets in Kuala Lumpur and Johor and at KL International Airport.
The ministry hopes that the government initiative through Kraftangan Malaysia would be able to revive the country’s craft industry while helping local craft entrepreneurs increase their income.
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