Its minister Datuk Seri Hasan Malik said three of the outlets were already active.
One is at Kelombong Kota Kinabalu, and two at Taman Mawar and Bandar Letat Jaya here.
The shops are eligible for the free transportation subsidy, which is an extension of the Transporter and 1Malaysia People’s Shop mobile project.
“This means that the transportation costs will not be absorbed in the price of the goods, which translates to lower prices,” he said at the opening of the Bandar Letat Jaya outlet here today.
Meanwhile, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman who launched the outlet, reminded entrepreneurs given the nod to operate Borneo Mart, to refrain from unscrupulous profiteering.
Musa who was represented by state Community Development and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid also reminded the entrepreneurs of their social responsibility.
The chief minister said the people’s shop programme reflected the government’s concern for the wellbeing of the community particularly low and middle-income earners.