14/11/2023 08:41 PM

KUCHING, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- The Sarawak Government has been conferred The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) 2023 Digital Government Award.

The award recognised Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) role in deployment of digital infrastructures and technology such as telecommunication infrastructure, innovation hubs for startups development and centre of excellence among others.

The Sarawak Ministry of Utility and Telecommunication in a statement here today said the award was presented at the ASOCIO Tech Excellence Awards ceremony today held in conjunction with the ASOCIO 2023 Digital Summit in Seoul, South Korea.

It said Sarawak Minister of Utility and Telecommunication Datuk Seri Julaihi Narawi accepted the award on behalf of the state government.

In his acceptance speech, Julaihi said the award enables the state government to bring greater digital transformation to its people as it will inspire greater confidence in the global business community as well as attract skilled technology talent.

“Last month, the Sarawak launched the Sarawak Digital Economy Blueprint 2030, a comprehensive plan curated based on the existing Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022.

“The blueprint will set the direction for Sarawak to achieve the leading digital economy and society status by 2030. It will position Sarawak to be a high-income developed region, transforming from conventional resource-based economy to an environmentally sustainable technology-based economy,” he said.

Established in 1984, ASOCIO is a trade organisation representing more than 10,000 ICT companies from 24 member countries from Asia Pacific.

The objectives of the organisation are to promote, encourage and foster relationships and trade among its members, and to develop the computing industry in the region. 







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