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'Handicraft Month' launched in Sabah
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Jul '11
The Malaysian State of Sabah has launched 'Handicraft Month' for promotion and development of the domestic handicrafts industry.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj Aman, Chief Minister of the State, said that the 'Handicraft Month' will be added as an important event in Sabah's annual tourism calendar.

The Chief Minister further said that the event, while exciting the handicraft businesses, would also see to it that today's youth inherit the culture of national handicrafts.

Under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) the government has classified handicrafts as one of the main growth sectors, he added.

Furthermore, Musa who also serves as Chairman of the Sabah Foundation Board of Trustees, urged agencies like the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (MHDC), Sabah Foundation, Department of Industrial Research and Development, Ministry of Rural Development and Sabah Tourism Board to contribute in execution of an integrated plan to lift the State's handicraft industry.

Sabah is a home to 2,182 handicraft producers, which makes it the country's leading State housing maximum number of handicraft producers. The State is, however, still deficient in the number of woven textile and batik producers, the CM said and added that he expects that the handicraft makers would enhance their skills in these textiles too.

Tan Sri Datu Khalil Datu Haji Jamalul, Director of Sabah Foundation stated that the 'Handicraft Month' is aimed at economic upliftment of the people associated with handicrafts sector so as to improve their living standards.

He said that by adhering to the '1 District 1 Industry' concept, the State would be able to train more skilled workers and entrepreneurs and would also be able to raise its product turnover along the lines of Sabah Handicraft Centre.

Sabah, which lies in north of the island of Borneo and borders Indonesia on the south, last year made RM 1.6 million in handicraft sales, up from RM1.106 million in 2007.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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