Nilai, 23 October 2019 (Korporat SUKNS) - For the first time the Negeri Sembilan (NS) Farmers, Livestock Breeders and Fishermen’s Day, the NS Entrepreneur Month and the NS Food Festival, would be held together as one main event known as NS Fest 2019. The objective of the state-sponsored event to be held at Dataran Nilai in Nilai from October 17 to October 20, was to create a ‘branding’ synonymous with the state and was not just to attract the state’s residents but also those from other states.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Aminuddin Harun said NS Fest 2019 with 226 sales and exhibition booths, would be the largest carnival in the state showcasing a variety of items and activities like cooking competitions and demonstrations, performances by invited artistes, drums and ‘gendang’ presentations, a petting zoo and hot air balloon rides. A ‘Forum Perdana’ and interviews under Jobs Malaysia would also be held.
Apart from the 51 state and federal government departments and agencies, the NS Fest 2019, would also see the participation of 60 small and medium enterprises (SMEs), 60 agro-based industry entrepreneurs and also 60 traditional and signature food entrepreneurs.
The SME entrepreneurs at the carnival would include the nutrition, services, textile and retail sectors, while the agro-based industry would cover fruits, vegetables, wet ingredients and also plant and flower nurseries.
The NS Fest 2019 was also a platform for the state government to develop, popularise and strengthen the delivery of government services in the state.