With the aim of accelerating business events recovery, Sarawak’s business events and tourism industry became the first industry in Malaysia to initiate the Industrial COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, led by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (MTAC).
Over 2,000 industry frontliners voluntarily registered for the Industrial Vaccination Programme through their respective employers which was held from 24-27 June 2021 at the Association of Churches Sarawak. 321 industry partners were vaccinated on the first day on 24 June 2021 and it was anticipated that all registered participants will be vaccinated throughout the 4-day programme.
According to Sarawak’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture/Minister of Youth and Sports, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, the Sarawak Government recognises that the business events and tourism industry is one of the state’s core economic sectors; “The vaccination programme by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture Sarawak is an imperative step to successfully protect over 2,000 industry frontliners which is a reassuring sign that Sarawak will be ready to reopen for business activities once more. Vaccinating the industry is in tandem with the Sarawak Government’s target to vaccinate at least 80% of the local population by the end of August.”