Boost for mobile truck contractors in KK


KOTA KINABALU: Mobile truck entrepreneurs have received an encouraging response from Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) regarding the development of truck business in the state capital.

This came after a delegation from the Sabah SME Mobile Trucks Association (SSMTA) led by its President, Dr. Rosalyn Gelunu, paid a courtesy visit to Mayor Datuk Noorliza Awang Alip earlier this month.

SSMTA’s visit was intended to provide follow-up exposure on the association and its mission to promote the mobile truck business concept in the Kota Kinabalu region, which has great potential.

Gelunu said that during the brief discussion, Noorliza divulged several of DBKK’s future plans and a possible opportunity for collaboration between the local authority and the SSMTA.

She said this was in line with DBKK’s goal, which was to improve economic growth among merchants in the city.

Gelunu added that the initiative could become an attraction for both locals and tourists, helping to promote the development of ‘mobile takers’ of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Sabah.

“SSMTA is focused on its participation in the economic development of the state and has expressed its intention to cooperate with DBKK in providing business support services,” it said in a statement here on Monday (26 September).

This is in addition, she added, to supporting SME traders who wanted to get into business on the mobile truck platform through SSMTA.

Gelunu also said that from the meeting with DBKK, they were able to identify several areas that could be suitable for commercial mobile truck operations such as Damai, Likas Sports Complex Area and Jalan Merdeka among others.

These locations, she said, would require following up with the local authority in order to obtain the necessary permits.

“Efforts to find the ideal place for business on wheels will continue from time to time for the benefit of members of the association.

“The mayor also advised SSMTA to identify new areas to develop as commercial sites, saying DBKK will provide support in terms of licensing and consultancy services,” she said.

To this end, Gelunu said the SSMTA will continue its efforts to present the mobile truck as an ideal business concept besides being innovative, fashionable and suitable for today’s lifestyle.


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