Upgrade skills in tandem with development

Abang Johari

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has urged youths in Sarawak to improve their talents and skills in line with the state’s development agenda.

He said the public especially youths need to improve their knowledge with new technologies as the world was moving towards digitalisation, automation and robotics.

“Currently, we are short of 5,600 workers in the construction sector because foreign workers have gone back to their countries and are unable to return due stringent entry requirements resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Because of this, we need to retrain our workers so that they are skilled in using new methods,” he said.

Abang Johari said while Sarawak has vast resources, it needed more talented professionals for it to move forward.

“I am confident we can create more talents as we will also develop international schools to train children to be proficient in the latest knowledge.

“God willing, I and my friends in Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) have our own mould to develop this state,” he said.

He stressed that the people of Sarawak must continue to maintain unity in the state as it is key to achieve progress and development.

“We will continue to focus on new ways because by doing that, we can develop Sarawak in this new era.

“We will also continue to work hard for the state to have a brighter future,” he assured.