Sarawak having its own airline a good idea — Mayor

Sarawak having its own airline a good idea — Mayor

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
Adam Yii MIRI: The recent announcement made by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg of Sarawak having its own airline is described as a good idea Mayor of Miri City Council Adam Yii supports the idea and describes the plan as apt in the desire to develop Sarawak’s tourism industry. “I love to see Miri connected directly to Chengdu and Chongqing in China, Seoul and Pusan in Korea, Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, Taipei in Taiwan, Pontianak in Kalimantan (for the medical and educational potentials) as well as Sydney and Melbourne in Australia,” he said in a statement issued in conjunction with the cancelation of AirAsia’s direct flight between Shenzhen and Kuching. Yii said he was very disappointed with the cancellation of the direct flight. “It’s another setback…
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A “Tiltrotor” Helicopter May Replace the Army’s Black Hawk

A “Tiltrotor” Helicopter May Replace the Army’s Black Hawk

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0
Time To Upgrade The U.S. Army is currently developing replacements for its famous Black Hawk helicopter, which has been a mainstay of the military since it was developed in the 1970s. Decades later, the Black Hawk is too slow and has too short a range to be practical. One of the frontrunners to replace it borrows the best from planes and helicopters — with two rotating wings, each of which houses a propeller allowing for vertical take off, according to Ars Technica. A Or B The helicopter, called the V-280 Valor and built by a division of aviation manufacturer Textron has the functionality of a sort of plane-helicopter hybrid that could travel faster and farther than the Black Hawk. It also improves on past tiltrotor designs by leaving the rest…
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Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Time for Sabah, Sarawak to play bigger role

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
Dato Madani Sahari As a Sarawakian, I am aware that there has been decades-long limitation in bringing the automotive industry to Sabah and Sarawak, as the logistics factors alone make it seemingly challenging to set up an automotive manufacturing ecosystem. However, with the advent of technology and disruptions within the mobility sector, new opportunities have arisen for the people of Sabah and Sarawak. With the correct strategy, it is the right time for meaningful participation, with new comparative advantages now available for the region. MARii has long been working closely with the Australian government to develop numerous turnkey projects in electric mobility and advanced manufacturing for the benefit of Malaysians. Now, in the case of Sabah and Sarawak, an opportunity has presented itself. Firstly, the advent of online technology has…
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Malaysia aims to become leading aerospace nation by 2030

Malaysia aims to become leading aerospace nation by 2030

Aviation and Aerospace, Industry 4.0, Smart City
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking (third left) and Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (centre) are given a briefing by SAM Engineering and Equipment (M) Bhd chief executive officer Jeffrey Goh (third right) at the launching ceremony of the company’s new plant in Penang today. SEBERANG PRAI: Malaysia is aiming to become Southeast Asia’s leading aerospace nation by 2030, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking. He said by 2030, the industry was targeted to generate an annual revenue of RM55.2 billion and create more than 32,000 high-income jobs. “Under the 11th Malaysia Plan, the government had identified the aerospace sector as one of the new growth industries for Malaysia,” he said when launching SAM Engineering and Equipment (M) Bhd’s new plant here today. Darell said the government aimed to shift Malaysia’s…
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MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

MAHB’s retail revolution more than just business

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
SEPANG: The word “lifestyle” may seem out of place at an airport, but it is exactly what Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) aims to inject into its five international airports in five years. The country’s main airport operator is looking to revamp the commercial space at international airports in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. In an interview with FMT, Mohammad Nazli Abdul Aziz, who is spearheading the commercial reset, said the exercise is about raising the standards of airport retail and realising the full potential of commercial space. “Look at other airports in the region like Singapore, South Korea and Hong Kong. Their average sales per pax (SPP) is at least two to three times more than KLIA’s,” he said. Nazli, who is also MAHB’s senior general…
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MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs

Aviation and Aerospace, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sabah, Sarawak, Smart City
KUALA NERUS, Feb 17 (Bernama) – The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development (MED) aims to produce 50,000 small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) in order to increase their contribution significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, says its minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof. He said SMEs currently contributed 37 per cent to the GDP and the target was increase that to 47 per cent by 2020. He said in order to achieve the target, the ministry has implemented various initiatives including the “Reach Out & Adopt Programme with MED”, pocket talk sessions with SMEs, Cluster Based Enhancement Programme and Bumiputera Youth Entrepreneurship Programme to foster interest and guide those who are really keen. [Source: "MED to create 50,000 entrepreneurs" pubished by BERNAMA] Photo Credits: BERNAMA
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Drone Opior Asal Indonesia Juarai Startup Borneo 2018 di Malaysia

Drone Opior Asal Indonesia Juarai Startup Borneo 2018 di Malaysia

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Kalimantan, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Inionline.Id – Drone Opior berhasil menjadi yang terbaik pada ajang Startup Borneo 2018 yang diselenggarakan di Malaysia. Drkne tersebut merupakan drone besutan dari tim Borneo Skycam. Tim Borneo Skycam berhasil mengalahkan kontestan lain dar berbagai negara asia tenggara. Borneo Skycam merupakan satu diantara tiga peserta yang mewakili Indonesia di ajang tersebut. “Borneo Skycam merupakan satu di antara perwakilan dari tiga wakil yang mengikuti startup pitch di Malaysia. Alhamdulillah dan bangga kita berhasil mendapat juara pertama,” ujar Ketua Tim Proyek Opior , Borneo Skycam , Hanjon Mahmudi. “Opior merupakan pesawat tanpa awak bertenaga surya hasil riset Borneo Skycam yang mampu terbang selama 10 sampai 16 jam non-stop. Pesawat ini nantinya dapat digunakan untuk pemetaan, survei medan yang sulit, satelit lokal, bahkan mata-mata” tambahnya. Drone Opior pertama kali dirilis pada Maret 2018…
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Should Sarawak start an airline?

Should Sarawak start an airline?

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
LIKE the Sarawak government and many ordinary Sarawakians, the state’s tour and travel operators and the business community in general seem to finally have had enough of our national airlines. They joined the growing chorus publicly criticising the airlines, in particular AirAsia. What caused the local travel industry to finally snap was the decision by AirAsia to abruptly cancel the Kuching-Shenzhen flight at the end of the month, without prior consultation with the state government (which reportedly subsidised the flights) or local industry players. Various reasons have been given for the cancellation but none are very convincing. This is not the first time the low-cost airline has left Sarawak air travellers and travel industry in a lurch. Some years earlier, it, too, abruptly cancelled Kuching-Jakarta flights despite promising load factors.…
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Syarikat Minyak Dan Gas Berminat Melabur Di Lawas

Syarikat Minyak Dan Gas Berminat Melabur Di Lawas

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
Terdapat syarikat minyak dan gas menunjukkan minat untuk melabur di Lawas sebagai usaha untuk memajukan kawasan di Utara Sarawak ini. Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sarawak merangkap Menteri Pembangunan Bandar dan Sumber Asli II dan Menteri Pembangunan Perindustrian dan Usahawan Sarawak YB Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan berkata jika benar ada syarikat minyak dan gas ini berminat melabur di Lawas, ini pastinya membuka lebih banyak peluang pekerjaan kepada rakyat di sini. "Sekiranya ada syarikat minyak dan gas berminat melabur di Lawas, ini akan menyediakan banyak peluang pekerjaan dan perniagaan kepada industri kecil dan sederhana di Lawas," katanya semasa berucap di Majlis Makan Malam Sempena Perayaan Tahun Baru Cina 2019 di Dewan Banting, Lawas. Dalam usaha memajukan Lawas, Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Patinggi (Dr.) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari bin Tun…
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More work, business openings

More work, business openings

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: Sarawak is going strong as it has been aggressive in implementing development projects this year and for many more years to generate more work and business opportunities for contractors, consultants, traders and retailers across the state. In fact, Sarawak’s public expenditure for infrastructure development “is at a record high this year and the few years ahead”, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said. “We are not cutting down on projects but rather we are doing the reverse as we have the means to finance them (projects) by imposing the five per cent (sales) tax on oil and gas. “The expanding economy means there will be more work for our contractors and consultants, more businesses for our traders, right down to small retailers in our towns all over…
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