The Centre for Rural Transformation (RTC), Gopeng, organised a programme A Day with the Village Heads in Perak at TEMAN (Terminal Makanan Negara) in Simpang Pulai. In his short opening address, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry bin Abdul Kadir said that RTC provides a network for marketing products made in the village.
Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie, said that RTC was specifically created for the convenience of all residents, where it will consolidate the economic activity that can generate income for rural communities. It acts as an important platform for enhancing the income, employment opportunities, as well as increase knowledge of entrepreneurship among young people.
RTC’s programme is the first pilot project implemented as an integrated service covering the collection, processing and distribution of agricultural products, banking and insurance, business advisory, training and skills, health care and retailing.