Agencies main catalysts for state digital development

Dr Abdul Rahman(third left) during the visit.

KUCHING: Sarawak has a bright future in digital economy with the existence of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) and the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs).

Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi said the two agencies under the state government are the main catalysts for the state’s digital development.

“Sarawak’s future is very bright in digital economy because we have special agencies,” he said after visiting SDEC and Centexs yesterday.

The study visit was also joined by executive members of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Pantai Damai branch.

Dr Abdul Rahman who is also the Utilities Assistant Minister (Water Supply) disclosed that SDEC is in the process of developing digital economy infrastructure throughout the state.

He also noted that Sarawak is able to produce digital specialists with the various related courses offered by Centexs.

“In the future, we will no longer need to depend on digital specialists from outside,” he added.

Dr Abdul Rahman urged the youth to take up the opportunity to sign up for the courses offered by Centexs.

“Anyone can join the courses offered with minimum requirements that have been set,” he said.

Also present during the visit were SDEC chief executive officer Sudarnoto Osman and Centexs chief executive officer Syeed Mohd Hussien Wan Abdul Rahman.

Dr Abdul Rahman (second left) during a demo session.