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Unifying Sarawak’s Furniture Sector: SFIA and STIDC Drive Industry Progress
Posted on : 07 Jun 2024
 

 


Sarawak Furniture Industry Association (SFIA) paid a courtesy visit to Haji Zainal Abidin Bin Haji Abdullah, the General Manager of Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC).
Mr. Leo Chiang Kok Sze, President of SFIA, highlighted that the purpose of the visit was to keep STIDC updated on the current status of Sarawak's furniture industry, along with SFIA's ongoing programmes and future plans for the industry's advancement.
SFIA has a strong membership of more than 350 companies, including those involved in downstream industry sectors.
In response, Haji Zainal shared insights into the Post COVID-19 Development Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030), pinpointing the furniture industry as a key economic driver. The aim is to propel Sarawak towards developed status, with a target of RM4 billion in export revenue by 2030. To achieve this, a range of initiatives, including SME and young entrepreneur development programmes, have been outlined to nurture competitive and globally renowned furniture entrepreneurs.
Proposing a collaborative approach, Haji Zainal suggested that SFIA and STIDC engage in brainstorming sessions to craft a comprehensive blueprint and establish a robust supply chain for Sarawak's furniture industry.
Moreover, he advised SFIA to compile a database detailing the products and services offered by its members, a move aimed at fortifying Sarawak's furniture industry against future challenges.

 

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