18 June 2014
Thirty per cent of the 115 shops currently operating at the Gateway shopping terminal at the newly opened klia2 airport are Bumiputera-owned, a management official has said.
Vincent Chong, a manager from Segi Astana Sdn Bhd, which oversees all the shops operating at klia2, added that all businesses at the terminal must have a product brand that can sell well.
“We will prioritise any local brands which have potential and quality,” Chong was quoted as saying by Sinar Harian Online today.
“So far, we have many shops owned by Bumiputera such as Uncle K, Fidani, NZ Curry House, as well as several other brands.
He also reminded shop operators to apply for a halal certification from the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in order to be able to grow their businesses.
Chong said that Gateway is targeting 36 million visitors per annum, with 70 per cent of this being klia2 users and the remainder coming from the families of passengers, staff and people who live nearby.
“Since May 9, we have recorded a monthly visit of three million visitors and an average of 100,000 per day,” Chong added, saying that Gateway’s shops are currently 80 per cent occupied and will reach its 100 per cent target by the end of next year.
-The Malay Mail
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