Sarawak-Indonesia tie-up to develop smart cities

Abdul Rahman (third right) and Sabariah (right) witnessing the exchanging of LOI between Ajay (second right) and DBKU deputy director (infrastructure services) Mohamad Faisal Adenan (third left) in Kota Cimahi, West Java in Indonesia on Saturday.

KOTA CIMAHI, Indonesia: The state government signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on Saturday with the Kota Cimahi to work together in developing smart cities in the areas of government administration, branding, economics, lifestyle, society as well as environment.

The LOI, which was signed in Kota Cimahi, West Java was witnessed by Assistant Minister in Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and DBKU) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi and Cimahi Walikota Ajay Muhammad Priatna.

According to Deputy State Secretary Datuk Dr Sabariah Putit in a statement yesterday, the innovation hubs created by the Sarawak government serve as a catalyst for the transformation of human capital towards achieving advanced and high-income state status.

“These digital hubs will provide a platform for students or young talent regardless of educational background to showcase their talents.

“Therefore, youngsters should take full advantage of the digital innovation hubs provided by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and the Tabung Ekonomi Gagasan Anak Bumiputera Sarawak (Tegas) so that they too can become a competitive, creative and innovative community,” she added.

On the other hand, according to the Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas), most of the young people of Cimahi whom they met made Artificial Intelligence (AI) animations a source of income, where the income generated made them rich at a young age.

Abdul Rahman (third right) and Sabariah (right) witnessing the exchanging of LOI between Ajay (second right) and DBKU deputy director (infrastructure services) Mohamad Faisal Adenan (third left) in Kota Cimahi, West Java in Indonesia on Saturday.