The business events and tourism industry in Sarawak became the first industry in the country, to initiate the setting up of an industrial vaccination centre for covid-19 – led by Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak in collaboration with the Sarawak Tourism Federation Ministry of Health of Malaysia and Timberland Medical Centre.
Over 2,000 industry front liners have voluntarily registered, for the industrial vaccination programme through their respective employers, which was held from June 24 to 27 this year at the Association of Churches Sarawak.
A total of 321 industry partners were vaccinated on the first day on June 24, and it is anticipated, that all registered participants, will be vaccinated throughout the four-day programme.
Currently, Sarawak has the highest number of vaccinations being given out in the country, with over one million people vaccinated. This heightens the prospects of Sarawak loosening travel restrictions for the purpose of hosting regional business events before end of the year.
Amelia Roziman, chief executive officer of Business Events Sarawak stated that: despite the current situation, Sarawak’s business events industry is already laying the groundwork to prepare for business and travel again.
She said when events return to Sarawak, the industry is equipped to implement the standard operating procedures of the pandemic with business events planners, taking advantage of incentivised packages offered and attending extensive education programmes.
Currently added the chief executive officer, discussions are being held between BESarawak and the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau to forge a possible interstate collaboration in an effort, to reopen the country’s business events industry.