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Govt to assist furniture industry further

Last update: 09/11/2018
 

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- The government, together with the relevant agencies, will provide assistance to boost the furniture industry further. 

Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the industry contributed exports worth RM10.1 billion in 2017, and the value was targeted to reach RM12 billion by 2020.

"Recognising the significant contribution of the furniture industry to the nation's economy, the government will give more emphasis on higher value-added downstream activities," she said in her speech during the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) appreciation dinner.

She also said that for the furniture industry to be successful, the players needed to adopt smart manufacturing to raise quality, cut production time and replace low-skilled jobs.
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