KUCHING: The key to Digital Economy is the Digital Infrastructure.

As such, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said, the State Government is setting up 300 telecommunication structures, of which are expected to be completed by 2019.

“These towers cover areas not served by commercial service providers due to the lack of potential for financial return of investment,” he said. 

“Apart from Cloud technology the state is also in the midst of laying fibre optics cable on land across the breadth of Sarawak while working together with international companies to provide gateway linkage to the global network,” Abang Johari added in his Opening Address and Official Launching of IDECS 2019 themed “Envisioning Sarawak Future Living at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), this morning..

“I would like to say that I am very happy and like to congratulate Long Busang for having its rural connectivity provided by a private sector organisation which did it as a corporate social responsibility initiative complementing what the Government is doing,” he said.

“I hope that there will be more private sector organisation coming forward to initiate and contribute to the development of our rural areas. The Sarawak Government is only able to assist to a certain extent,” Abang Johari said.