Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Syarikat Sarawak digalak manfaat kemudahan pelaburan disediakan kerajaan persekutuan

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
TERIMA KASIH: Arham menyampaikan cenderamata kepada Pengerusi Serba Dinamik Sdn Bhd Abdul Kadier Sahib (kiri) yang merupakan salah seorang penceramah jemputan sempena seminar. — Gambar Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Pemain syarikat domestik Sarawak digalakkan untuk memanfaatkan sepenuhnya kemudahan pelaburan yang disediakan kerajaan persekutuan untuk bergerak ke arah Industri 4.0. Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif I Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA) Arham Abdul Rahman berkata, kerajaan berusaha menyediakan kemudahan menerusi pelbagai insiatif bagi membantu golongan berkenaan dalam mengembangkan pelaburan mereka. “Ia termasuk pakej insentif seperti Status Perintis, Elaun Cukai Pelaburan dan Dana Strategik Pelaburan Domestik. “Terdapat juga insentif pengeluaran robotik iaitu Elaun Modal Automasi untuk menggalakkan automasi dalam industri pengilangan dan Skim Pinjaman Mudah untuk Automasi dan Modenisasi (SLAM) untuk meningkatkan proses, keupayaan pengeluaran dan kepelbagaian dalam aktiviti nilai tambah lebih tinggi,” ujarnya.…
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SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

SARAWAK TIMBER SME’s EXPO 2019

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
During 27th June 2019, Abang Johari attended the Sarawak Timber & SMEs Expo. The theme of the expo is to transform the timber industry and SMEs in Digital Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. SARAWAK TIMBER & SME’s EXPO will be held from 27 -30th June 2019 at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). It is jointly organized by the Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) and the Ministry of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development (MIED). A picture with Abang Johari (On the left) with Mr. Heineken (On the second right) and Mr. Arix (On the right) The Expo provides an excellent platform for manufacturers and suppliers of timber and non-timber products and SMEs entrepreneurs to showcase and promote their products and new innovations. It functions as a “One-Stop Centre” where…
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Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Boosting Sarawak’s agricultural produce

Community Initiative, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
The slide in commodities prices offers agriculture players and smallholders in Sarawak the opportunity to venture further into the downstream industries. Despite weak commodities prices, demand for food remains robust with growing population and changing lifestyles of the people. With healthy demand for food and agriculture produce, smallholders and agriculture players should capitalise on producing more for commercialiastion as they could enjoy higher return from their businesses. Sarawak, with its vast amount of land and rich in natural resources, has the potential to enhance the development of the downstream industries especially food processing. Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said the development of downstream industries especially food processing in Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will create higher value products for sale. He said the…
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Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Transforming Sarawak’s rural areas

Aviation and Aerospace, Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Fishing, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City, Social Innovation
A visit to a longhouse or a village in the interiors of Sarawak will enlighten one on the lifestyle of the people in the rural area. Some are farming and selling their crops to make a living while others are working as labourers in the mining, oil palm, construction and timber sectors in a small town or ‘pekan’ to sustain their livelihood and support their families. Normally, the men are the breadwinners of a family while the women will take care of the household chores and their children. Some women will also support their families by bringing harvested crops and produces such as vegetables from farm to sell at the markets in nearby towns. The hardship of living life in rural areas has prompted the people to yearn for better…
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Go further downstream

Go further downstream

Community Initiative, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Our Community, Sarawak, Smart City
Chief Minister tells plywood mills to move to a ‘higher-level’ by manufacturing furniture, flooring products to remain in business Abang Johari rides a bicycle made from bamboo, which is a memento for him. Seen from left are Naroden, Hashim, Awang Tengah and Len Talif. — Photo by Chimon Upon KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has acknowledged that local plywood mills have fallen on hard times, but urged industry players to change in order to survive. He said that plywood industry operators who are exporting the raw material needed to shift to a ‘higher level’ rather than continue their export business. “Yes (the local plywood industry is a sunset industry). That’s why we have to shift. Previously, we were exporting plywood. Now, you got the raw material…
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Precision farming startup Taranis gets $20M Series B for its crop-monitoring tech

Precision farming startup Taranis gets $20M Series B for its crop-monitoring tech

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Industry 4.0, Smart City
Taranis, an ag-tech startup that uses aerial scouting and deep learning to identify potential crop issues, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series B led by Viola Ventures. Existing investors Nutrien (one of the world’s largest fertilizer producers), Wilbur-Ellis venture capital arm Cavallo Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation Europe also participated. Tel Aviv-based Taranis  says its aerial imaging technology, carried on high-speed drones or manned aircraft, is currently used by farms in Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine and the United States. It plans to expand into more countries with this round of funding, including Australia. Founded in 2015 by Ofir Schlam, Asaf Horvitz, Eli Bukchin and Ayal Karmi to increase food production, Taranis’ software targets commodity crops like corn, cotton, wheat, soybean, sugarcane and potatoes. It identifies potential crop issues, including…
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AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increased crop production with data analytics

AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increased crop production with data analytics

Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, Smart City
Indian agriculture tech startup AgroStar announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C for its platform, which helps farmers increase crop production, manage orders and buy supplies online. The round was led by Bertelsmann India Investments, with participation from returning investors Accel, Chiratae Ventures and Aavishkaar Bharat Fund. AgroStar bills its app as a “one-stop solution” that contains everything India’s 135 million farmers need, including agronomy tools, such as a crop disease diagnosis tool that combines image recognition technology, educational content and an e-commerce store that sells farming products. Its new funding, which brings AgroStar’s total raised so far to $42 million, will be used to scale the platform in order to take advantage of India’s increasing smartphone penetration in rural areas and hire more agriculture experts. CEO and…
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Perak SADC to initiate RM1 bil Agrovalley project

Perak SADC to initiate RM1 bil Agrovalley project

Digital Economy, Farming & Agriculture
Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu. (Bernama pic) IPOH: The Perak State Agriculture Development Corporation (SADC) will initiate the Perak Agrovalley project with a targeted investment of RM1 billion. Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the project would be introduced with integrated development features involving investment in agriculture technology by government agencies and the private sector. He said the project, drawn up by the Perak SADC in collaboration with the Agriculture Department, Fisheries Department, Veterinary Services Department, Area Farmers Organisation and Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority, would be developed on 1,983ha of land. “This project, with an integrated agriculture concept, will involve the cultivation of cash crops, vegetables and fruit trees as well as livestock farming, depending on the topography of the area,” he told reporters after chairing a special meeting…
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11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

Aviation and Aerospace, Creative Arts & Design, Digital Economy, Entrepreneurs, Farming & Agriculture, FinTech, Industry 4.0, Renewable Energy, Sarawak, Smart City
When you think of Malaysia, you may picture mouth-watering delicacies such as nasi lemak, tropical beaches, and natural rainforests. Or the iconic sights of the KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, and Batu Caves. But what about the inventions that represent Malaysia’s culture and support the everyday lives of locals? Here are the great things that you may not know were created by Malaysians. Gasing ‘spinning tops’ Gasing, known as spinning tops, are carved by the villagers in Kelantan and Melaka. They believe that spinning tops would bring a good harvest. Every rice harvest season, villagers challenge each other to see who has the best skills in spinning tops. Made of wood, iron or steel, the tops come in various sizes weighing between 0.1kg to 5kg. Today, associations such as the…
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‘Largest forest cover in the nation’

‘Largest forest cover in the nation’

Farming & Agriculture, Sarawak, Smart City
KUCHING: About 63 per cent of Sarawak is covered by forest, the largest forest area among the states in Malaysia. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the Sarawak government would continue to maintain this rate due to the huge importance the forestry industry gives to the state. “The government has a very clear land usage policy; six million hectares of land set aside as permanent forest reserves while another one million hectares as totally protected areas,” he said at the launching of the ‘Forest Landscape Restoration Programme’ at Sabal Agroforestry Centre in Jalan Tun Hussien Onn here yesterday. He added that the Sarawak government was embracing approaches that would restore and regenerate degraded forests, including swamp forest by growing indigenous tree species that would mature in a…
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