Tapping full potential of e-commerce

Abdul Hadi (left) during the online virtual talk.

KUCHING: The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will collaborate with other government agencies to realise the potential of e-commerce platforms.

Its general manager Abdul Hadi Abdul Kadir said this is to leverage on the state government’s vision and policy towards digital economy.

“Sarawak is the first state government that went into digital transformation mode, the journey is happening, it will not end tomorrow or the day after that.

“The government is making sure that every proportion of the ecosystem enabling the ecommerce platform will be realised in the shortest possible time.

“Hence, SEDC will work with the various government entities like Centre of Technical Excellence (Centexs), Old Kuching Smart Heritage (OKSHe) and Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) in this regard,” he said.

He was speaking during an online virtual talk on Social Entrepreneurship by Austral Media on Thursday night.

Abdul Hadi viewed that if the potential of e-commerce is realised and adopted by entrepreneurs in Sarawak, it would be able to empower them and allow them to be on par if not better than their counterparts in West Malaysia.

The SEDC general manager also said for social entrepreneurship to take off, there has to be collaboration between the public and private sector.

“We are looking at it and we are working to educate the people out there, encouraging the kampong folk to come on board. With social enterprise, there has to be (a collaboration) with private sectors for the training that we will undertake,” he said.

He also said the state government has been funding entrepreneurship programmes which would help startups and small businesses to tap their own potentials.

“We have schemes such as Niaga Fest, Niaga Jaya and Niaga Perdana; all of it involved funds which were given by the state government through SEDC,” he said.