CM leads delegation to visit Dassault Systèmes

Abang Johari (third left) and members of his delegation during a briefing.

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PARIS: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is on the last leg of his two-week long study visit to Europe visited Dassault Systèmes near the French capital on Tuesday.

Dassault Systèmes is a French multinational software and scientific company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management software with clients worldwide.

The Chief Minister who was accompanied by State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani was briefed by key officials of the company on its background, products and worldwide operations as well as given demonstrations on 3D simulations for certain project solutions.

In his short address to thank the company for receiving his delegation, Abang Johari said 3D technology could be a useful tool for Sarawak to find time and cost-saving customised solutions to minimise environmental pollution, develop models to harness its renewable energy sources, public transportation and raw materials for production of zero emission fuels.

The Chief Minister and his delegation prior to the stopover here have toured Finland, Estonia and Germany with a mission to gain insight into policies, new technology and experiences as well as create platforms for collaboration in Sarawak’s quest towards digitising its economy.

Abang Johari (front row, centre) and members of his delegation taking a group photograph with Dassault’s executive vice-president of global affairs and communities Phillippe Forestier (front row, second left).

Of particular interest to the Chief Minister was the success of Estonia, a former Russian territory, to transform itself into a digital economy in a relatively short period of time, and zero-emission fuel technology in Germany.

Members of his delegation included Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan, Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Abdul Aziz Husain, Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS) chairman Datuk Patinggi Dr George Chan Hong Nam and key government officers.