SHAH ALAM: The Selangor state government will proceed with e-bazaar for Ramadan while assuring that social distancing will be implemented.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amiruddin Shari said the state government believed that the concept could be implemented, along with strict guidelines and safety measures.
“If we can allow restaurants to operate through booking and delivery, why can’t we allow a more structured and controlled concept of the bazaar.
“Through e-bazaar, there will be no walk-in purchases, but we will have central kitchens for meals collection, where pick-up and delivery will be done by e-hailing riders,” he told a press conference at the Menteri Besar official residence, here.
Amiruddin said 15 locations had been identified for the central kitchen, but the state government was still in discussion with the local authorities on the suitability of these locations.
“We are also in talks with several e-hailing companies to discuss on the limitations during delivery, as well as delivery time.”
He, however, said that the state government could not accommodate all Ramadan bazaar traders for its e-bazaar due to logistic limitation.
“The public also cannot expect e-bazaar to be like the regular Ramadan bazaars as the menu will be limited.”
Amiruddin said the state government would announce the registration for the e-bazaar soon.
Yesterday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that no Ramadan bazaars would be permitted during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.
He said the Cabinet meeting yesterday had listened to views from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on its plans for alternative bazaars, and decided that any forms of bazaars; be it physical stalls or the concept of drive-through, pack-and-pick, or e-hailing deliveries would not be allowed to operate.