MEETING WITH CEO OF DARUSSALAM ENTERPRISE (DARe)
His Excellency Dato’ Raja Reza Raja Zaib Shah, High Commissioner of Malaysia to Negara Brunei Darussalam on 30 November 2021 met with Mr Javed Ahmad, the Chief Executive Officer of Darussalam Enterprise (DARe), at the latter’s office.
During the meeting, both parties exchanged views and discussed the challenges faced by the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)in both countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Excellency also shared various initiatives introduced by the Malaysian Government to support the SME entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19 such as grants, micro-financing, loan moratorium and other forms of assistance. His Excellency also welcomed any potential areas for collaboration amongst others, exchange of visits, enhanced capacity building, sharing best practices on standards, as well as the opportunity for investments from Malaysian companies to accelerate Brunei’s diversification of economy towards achieving its Wawasan 2035.
DARe is the national SME body, established to support local businesses in Brunei Darussalam. The agency provides programmes for capacity building, industrial land, marketing and promotion, financing and growth to the new entrepreneurs.