India ready to offer digital expertise to help Sarawak’s gig economy

Reddy (sixth left) and members of the delegation from India paying a courtesy call on Abang Johari (seventh left). Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Sept 21: India is willing to offer its digital expertise to help the Sarawak government realise its economic transformation agenda.

High Commissioner of India to Malaysia His Excellency B Nagabhushana Reddy, in expressing his confidence towards Sarawak’s potential, said India is interested to collaborate closely with Sarawak in various fields which can be further developed.

In addition, he said the Sarawak government’s Post-Covid-19 Development Strategy (PCDS) 2030 offers effective direction.

“I believe the relationship between India and Sarawak can be strengthened in the near future as I can see the Sarawak government’s aspiration to transform towards the digital economy with focus on energy, oil and gas as well as social sectors,” he said in a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) yesterday.

Reddy highlighted this after paying a courtesy call on Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg at his office in Wisma Bapa Malaysia here.

He also anticipates that the arrival of Indian visitors in Sarawak will increase in the near future especially following the Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Convention currently taking place at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) until Friday (Sept 23).

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah and a delegation from the Consortium of Indian Industries in Malaysia (CIIM) were also present. — DayakDaily