MPC pivoting online to assist businesses

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In order to assist businesses to mitigate the impacts of the Movement Control Order (MCO) that was implemented to stem the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) has successfully adopted a variety of online platforms to support businesses in their productivity and business growth.

MPC Deputy Director General, Zahid Ismail said the shift towards digitisation is critical in light of the social and movement restrictions of the MCO, and to rise above the compounded challenges of the pandemic encompassing health, economy and social crises.

“Our aim is to bring productivity activities to every businesses that connects to the Internet,” he said.

Among the various online platforms MPC has in place include the United Public Consultation (UPC) portal to obtain public feedback on amendments to existing regulations and the drafting of new regulations; webinars on sectoral topics of interest featuring thought leaders and industry practitioners; one-to-one Business Virtual Advisory Clinics and Business Virtual Mentoring to support businesses in their rebuilding journey, due to the adverse impacts of Covid-19.

In order to create greater awareness of these online platforms and support services, MPC has been publicising these initiatives to generate positive response.

As of May 2020, more than 10,000 users have registered on the UPC portal to provide their feedback and recommendations on regulations.

More than 100 webinars have been held, with over 30,000 participants. More than 200 companies have applied online for the Business Virtual Advisory Clinics, which has recorded a satisfaction level of 93 per cent.

As for the Business Virtual Mentoring, approximately 50 entrepreneurs have participated in the programme.

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