For The Rakyat
Terminal Jahitan and Boat Building & Repair Centre
Terminal Jahitan is a tailoring outfit established in 2010 which is managed and operated by GIATMARA with start-up financial capital from ECERDC. It is located in Mersing, Johor and serves as a training centre that conducts apprenticeship courses to enhance employment opportunities among youths.
Terminal Jahitan has also a flourishing business with 40,000 orders from 17 government agencies, local schools and cooperatives. Many trainees who have graduated from Terminal Jahitan have become entrepreneurs.
Another project in Mersing is the Boat Building & Repair Centre that initially served as a GIATMARA vocational training facility. ECERDC collaborates with GIATMARA to make the centre a commercial operation with local boat operators and fishermen as its customers.
The programme has helped me earn a minimum income of RM1,500 with the sewing machine provided. I now operate from home, with the hope of growing this business one day. It is my hope that this programme is continued for the benefit of other women in Mersing.
- Manage to set up a business, Musyazana Enterprise , currently operating from home in Kampung Air Merah
- Income has increased from RM600 to RM1,500 per month
The programme organized by ECERDC and GIATMARA has helped operationalize the business. Alhamdulillah my business earned me more than RM2,500 per month. I have increased my production and been able to cater to the high demand.
- Managed to set up business, Arjuna Maju Bumi Trading, currently operating in Taxi and Bus Terminal Mersing
- Income increased RM600 per month to RM 2,500 per month