Economy Ministry meets with local authorities to speed up IPR implementation nationwide: Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR: The Economy Ministry will hold talks with all Local Authorities (PBT) to speed up the implementation of Inisiatif Pendapatan Rakyat (IPR) across the country.

Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli (Picture) said the government will work closely with the state government and PBT to identify and nominate audiences who are eligible and meet the criteria that have been established for participation in intellectual property rights.

“To ensure that the applying participants are eligible, a cross-check will be carried out against the eKasih data system, which is the existing list of extremely poor beneficiaries, and the beneficiary data from Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah (STR).

“Later I will meet with all PBT leaders across the country so we can speed up this matter (implementation of intellectual property rights) to get down to the lower level,” he said during Minister’s Question Time in Parliament today.

He answered a question from R. Yuneswaran (PH-Segamat) who asked how the intellectual property right can help B40 households and the poorest poor earn a steady income and the ministry’s efforts to ensure 100,000 target groups are included become.

According to Rafizi, the ministry has received around 24,000 applications to participate in the IPR to date, more than a week after its inception.

“The number is increasing day by day while the target is 130,000 people from extremely poor families according to official government statistics.

“We will not only extend the IPR offer to the extremely poor, but also help participants from the B40 group,” he added. –Bernama Economy Ministry meets with local authorities to speed up IPR implementation nationwide: Rafizi

Tom Vazquez

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