KUCHING, July 29 (Bernama) — The Malaysia Smart Cities Alliance Association (MSCA) is keen to cooperate with Sarawak on the development of smart cities, according to the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA).
SMA, in a statement today, said this was conveyed by MSCA following a courtesy visit by MSCA chairman Dr Raslan Ahmad to SMA recently.
According to Raslan, Sarawak has vast experience in digitalisation policy and MSCA is keen to establish a cooperation with Sarawak through SMA to achieve a common goal for a sustainable smart nation.
He said in the same statement that the success stories and best practices of Sarawak under the leadership of SMA should be emulated by other states and perhaps even at the global level.
Raslan said MSCA is a platform established for the council members to deliberate on smart city issues and challenges and create opportunities for networking among the stakeholders.
During the courtesy visit, SMA general manager Dr Zaidi Razak shared with the delegation on Sarawak’s plan to capitalise on digital technologies to maximise digital value, and deliver simple, secure and trusted service for the benefit of the rakyat.
“We are honoured that we are able to attract interests from various parties. This shows that Sarawak is regarded as a digital powerhouse since the commencement of the digital economy agenda in 2018.
“We believe that a public-private and community partnership involving all stakeholders is important because this will provide a platform to bring about successful economic transformation and growth for the betterment of all Sarawakians,” he said.