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Perak to highlight four core digital aspirations at KDM 2019

Last Update: 25/07/2019

IPOH, July 25 (Bernama) -- Digital Perak Corporation Holding, which is representing Perak as the host of Kembara Digital Malaysia (KDM) 2019, is highlighting the state’s four core digital aspirations during the two-day programme which begins on Saturday.

The programme, which is a digital-based carnival organised by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia in conjunction with the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, will be held from 10 am until 10 pm. Admission is free.

Perak Multimedia, Communications and Non-Governmental Organisations Committee chairman Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim said the programme aimed to make digital living a culture by optimising online applications on smartphones and exposing them to rural residents.

He said it was also to focus on digital economy with emphasis on generating side income.

“Perak will also highlight the state government's digitalisation, such as the Perak Wide Network initiatives that connect the state’s infrastructure and assets, as well as the cloud-based Perak Data Centre,” he said in an interview with Bernama here recently.

Hasnul Zulkarnain said Perak would also highlight its implementation of a smart city in Meru which has the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status.

A check by Bernama at the KDM site found that preparation for the programme was about 60 per cent ready with 50 tents and canopies set up to accommodate the exhibitors, comprising broadband service providers, manufacturers/distributors of ICT equipment and hardware, as well as federal and state government agencies.

The main stage, which will be used for the opening ceremony and concert performance, has been decorated, with 1,000 chairs placed to accommodate guests and visitors.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo is expected to open KDM 2019 this Saturday. The two-day programme is expected to attract 15,000 visitors.

The choice of the site for the program is apt as there is a field for drone racing, which is one of the events to be held and  it has attracted 30 participants, so far.

A total of 12 food trucks will also be at the site where visitors can have their food and drinks, and a mobile clinic will also be available, in case of an emergency.



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