Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Sarawak Energy Keeps Tabs On Green Energy Economy

Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
 Sarawak Energy keeps tabs on green energy economy KUCHING, Sept 19: Sarawak Energy is exploring new opportunities in a green energy economy, says Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group chief executive officer. He said in addition to exporting renewable energy to Indonesia, Sarawak Energy was also piloting a hydrogen production and refuelling station. “The rate at which the global energy scenario is transforming is astonishing. We are aware that if we want to remain relevant and move into the top quartile level of the industry, we need to continually adapt to align our people, process and systems to keep pace with the changing global scene. Figure 1: Sharbini sharing Sarawak Energy’s story in pursuing renewable, affordable and reliable energy development with Yeo at Sarawak Energy’s booth at CEPSI 2018 exhibition.  “While…
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S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak
S’wak govt will continue with business friendly policies – Awang Tengah KUCHING (July 5): The success of Sama Jaya High Tech Park here and the continuous expansions of Multi-National Corporation (MNC) in Sarawak augur well with the industrialisation agenda of the state government to leapfrog Sarawak to become a high income economy by 2030, says Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Tengah Ali Hasan. He assured that the Sarawak Government will continue with its business friendly policies to attract more investments in high tech industries. He noted that over the years, Sama Jaya has attracted more than RM12 billion worth of investments and created many economic spinoffs, which continue to benefit the local business communities. Awang Tengah, who is Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development, pointed out that Sama Jaya for…
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Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Sarawak To Set Up Trade, Tourism Office In Brunei Darussalam

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak
Sarawak to set up trade, tourism office in Brunei Darussalam BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (September 21):  Sarawak will set up an office in Brunei to boost trade and tourism activities under its bilateral cooperation with Brunei. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan revealed this at the end of the two-day working visit and bilateral cooperation committee meeting between ministers of the Sarawak government led by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and ministers from the Brunei government. “We hope to set up the trade and tourism office in Brunei soon as this was resolved in the bilateral committee meeting,” said Awang Tengah when interviewed. Figure 1: Ali Apong (third left) presenting a souvenir to Abang Johari as (from second right) Uggah and Awang Tengah and others look…
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Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Sarawak Startup Wins Big At International Pitching Competition

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Sarawak, Smart City
Sarawak startup wins big at international pitching competition KUCHING (September 20): Wangi Lai PLT, a Sarawak-grown IoT startup, placed second between two Taiwan-based startups at the recent Selangor International Pitch competition. Held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (Mitec), the Selangor International Pitch was part of the Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention 2018 which was co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (Sitec), Menteri Besar Incorporated Selangor (MBI), Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) and Invest Selangor Berhad. Figure 1: Kuching, Sarawak is a vibrant city and very attractive location for many startups. Wangi Lai PLT competed by pitching to a panel of judges against a highly competitive lineup of 29 other top startups from the Asia-Pacific region such as Taiwan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore…
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Bombardier, MIGHT Meterai MoU Bangunkan Kepakaran Industri Rel Negara

Bombardier, MIGHT Meterai MoU Bangunkan Kepakaran Industri Rel Negara

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Bombardier, MIGHT meterai MoU bangunkan kepakaran industri rel negara BERLIN (Sep 20): Bombardier Transportation telah menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) dengan Kumpulan Industri Kerajaan bagi Teknologi Tinggi Malaysia (MIGHT) yang menggariskan kerjasama mereka dalam membangunkan kepakaran industri rel yang berkembang pada tahun depan. MoU itu ditandatangani oleh Parasuraman Jayaram Naidu, Ketua Asia Tenggara, Bombardier Transportation dan Datuk Dr Mohd. Yusoff Sulaiman, Presiden dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MIGHT dan disaksikan oleh H.E Datin Sarah Al Bakri Devadason, Duta Besar Malaysia ke Jerman dan Encik Yusri Hasnan Chu, Konsulat Jeneral Malaysia & Pengarah Serantau, Jerman & Benelux. Figure 1: Bombardier and Might sign MoU to develop rail industry expertise in M’sia. Kerjasama bersama MIGHT, yang merupakan sebuah agensi di bawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri Malaysia dengan mandat untuk membangunkan industri teknologi tinggi, akan menyokong…
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EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

EU Steps Up Its Strategy For Connecting Europe and Asia

Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Sarawak, Smart City
EU steps up its strategy for connecting Europe and Asia  Brussels, 19 September 2018: The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia. The Joint Communication builds on the European Union's own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States, with and in other regions. With sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity at its core, the Communication will help to guide the EU's external action in this field and is a part of the implementation of its Global Strategy. The Joint Communication on elements for an EU strategy on connecting Europe and Asia is available online. "Connectivity is the way to the future.…
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Borneo Agriculture Project

Borneo Agriculture Project

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Our Community, Sarawak
Agriculture Project in Borneo KUCHING (Sept 19): The idea of this project is to help local farmers in Borneo especially Sarawak. This project is intiated by ENACTUS UNIMAS in collaboration with TIMOGAH.com and StartUp Borneo. ENACTUS UNIMAS, an entrepreneur community in UNIMAS have started collecting inputs and gathered data in order to develop the Agriculture Project in Borneo. Some business dealers are gaining significant amount of sales and not distributing reasonable profits back to the farmers. Figure 1: The Agriculture Project is an initiative to help local farmers in Borneo. Among the agricultural products that were available and being reported by local farmers is pineapple. However, due to factory standards and requirements most of the pineapples are not being processed and thrown away. This has caused huge lose among the community especially farmers…
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Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Luxembourg Establishes Space Agency and New Fund

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0
Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund PARIS, September 13 — The government of Luxembourg continued work to expand its role in the global space economy Sept. 12 by formally establishing a national space agency, a move designed in part to ensure the effort continues after an upcoming election. In a ceremony in Luxembourg City, Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister and minister of the economy, formally announced the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency. The agency will be led by Marc Serres, previously the head of space affairs at the Ministry of the Economy. Figure 1: Luxembourg establishes space agency and new fund. Unlike traditional national space agencies, which support spacecraft missions and scientific research, the Luxembourg Space Agency will focus primarily on building up the country’s space industry as…
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Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Japanese Government Launches $940 million Fund For Space Start-ups

Aviation and Aerospace, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Smart City
Japanese government launches $940 million fund for space start-ups The Japanese government is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over the next five years. Japanese start-ups such as ispace see the new funding as key to the long-term growth of the nation's space industry. TOKYO (March 20):Japan is offering $940 million to fund space start-ups in a new push to grow the industry, the government announced Tuesday at an event in Tokyo. Figure 1: CEO of ispace Takeshi Hakamada speaks to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at government-hosted event in Tokyo. The funds will be made available through investments and loans over…
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Tun M : ‘MIGHT’ can help make people understand importance of third car

Tun M : ‘MIGHT’ can help make people understand importance of third car

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Tun M : 'MIGHT' can help make people understand importance of third car PUTRAJAYA (September 15): The Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology, MIGHT has the potential to highlight the importance of having a third national car that will help spur development and build the nation. According to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, MIGHT can play a big part in explaining to the people on the proposal as well to support other Malaysian industries on creating a well balanced economy. ‘’We have been given a briefing and I think MIGHT can play a big role, to explain to people and to support industries as industries can grow only when people accept it,’’ he during an exclusive interview with The Third Age Media Association and Bernama News Channel (BNC) recently…
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