This EPP, driven by the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA), targets to transform and modernise various markets, as well as integrate local markets such as Pasar Tani
, Pasar Malam
, Pasar Minggu
, and Pasar Tamu
into a much larger market known as Pasar Komuniti
(PAKAR), which will be equipped with amenities to facilitate cleanliness and help traders increase their revenue.
FAMA is working with other relevant Government agencies to monitor the PAKARs, and is currently identifying suitable sites and engaging market traders to establish the markets.
In addition to PAKARs, the project team is also evaluating the possibility of another type of market, Pasar Karavan
, to further increase the country’s GNI.
This EPP was moved from the Wholesale and Retail NKEA in 2012 and is expected to boost the revenue of traders by up to 30%.
- To date, eight PAKAR sites are now operational in Manjung, Medan Niaga Satok, Jengka, Bera, Paroi, Kota Belud, Mersing and Pekan.
- An outcome study conducted by FAMA at PAKAR sites in Manjung, Bera, Jengka and Mersing in 2014 found that on average, participants increased their income by 32.7% after joining PAKAR.