KUALA PILAH, Dec 21 (Bernama) -- The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) will be working with district councils nationwide to ensure cleanliness of hawker and petty trader premises for Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014.
Its Minister Datuk Hasan Malek said apart from ensuring cleanliness, the premises should also be upgraded and beautified with various facilities.
"We will focus on areas with high tourist traffic such as big towns and tourism spots in the country. The move is being taken to ensure tourists are comfortable, safe and captivated.
"At the same time, we will also look into the quality of products and food sold at hawker and petty trader premises," he told reporters after opening the 2013 Hawker and Petty Trader Day at Negeri Sembilan state level here Saturday.
Hasan who is also Kuala Pilah member of Parliament said as an example, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) already had a programme to standardise all hawker and petty trader stalls in the city which DBKL provided kiosks using solar energy at a price of RM38,000 each.