KUALA TERENGGANU, Aug 2 — The Terengganu government will open a Tabarruk market this year to help the poor get daily necessities for free of charge.
Mentri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the market will be managed by Terengganu Baru Transformation Secretariat (TTB) in collaboration with Terengganu Strategic and Integrity Institute (TSIS).
“In this early stage, we want to inform those who want to donate essential items that will be placed in the market. Donated items such as furniture will be sent for repair while clothes will be went for laundry to ensure that they are in good condition.
“This market will be held once a month in Kuala Terengganu and if it becomes a success, it may be held once a week and extended to other districts,” he told reporters at the Aidilfitri open house of Terengganu Incorporated, here today.
Ahmad Razif said the free items will only be given to holders of cards issued by the Welfare Services Department and Terengganu Islamic and Malay Customs Council (Maidam).
“The essential items to be distributed will include rice and sugar. The concept is the same as the one by Masjid Ladang where the items are distributed once a month.”
Tabarruk market will be open from morning until late afternoon and will involve some 10,000 TTB volunteers. — Bernama