“Low Yat 2“, a retail and wholesale centre for telecommunications equipment like the Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang, will be officially opened on 8th December, said Rural and Regional Development Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said that in conjunction with the opening, the centre will be given a new name and logo.
“36 premises selling telecommunications equipment owned one hundred percent by bumiputera companies have been shorlisted to commence their business,” he told reporters after attending the Innovation Day 2015 of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry in Kuala Lumpur.
Ismail Sabri hoped the centre would become the choice of the public in getting IT equipment and facilities.
The communications centre operating on the Third Floor, Menara Mara would sell IT products openly and independently with quality products, he said.
Ismail Sabri said if the pilot project of the sale centre for communications product was successful and received good response, Majlis Amanah Rakyat (Mara) would expand the concept throughout the whole country.
Mara would upgrade all Mara Arcades and carry out a rebranding exercise to open up business opportunities and assist the rural community in developing their businesses, he said.
UPDATE (8th December, 2pm):
It’s official. And it has a new name.
The previously nicknamed “Low Yat 2”, the new IT mall in Menara MARA Kuala Lumpur will now be called MARA Digital. The space, located on the 3rd floor of the building, opened for business today and it houses 38 Bumiputera ICT entrepreneurs.
According to Lowyat.NET, MARA Digital offers a variety of consumers electronic products in the form of both hardware and software, as well as telco services and after sales services.
In a separate report by The Star Online, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that the launching of MARA Digital was a pliot project with plans to open more such ICT malls in major cities around the country.