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KUCHING, Dec 29: The iPeople-Qmunity app which was developed by Techninier and ARx Sdn Bhd in collaboration with MBKS has won the JCI Malaysia Sustainable Development Award 2020 in the Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities category.
Kuching South City Council (MBKS), Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the award was not just for the council but for the Sarawak government and the people in being part of this digital transformation trend.
“I am delighted that the people of Kuching are moving forward with the Kuching Smart City Master Plan by embracing the changes in terms of using technology in their daily lives.
“I hope that the iPeople-Qmunity app will continue to be the people’s preferred choice in the future so that their request can be properly attended and also serve as a caution on the Covid-19 situation during this uncertain period,” he said in a press release today.
Meanwhile, the iPeople app, to provide a convenient and seamless channel for reporting, communicating and addressing municipal issues, was launched in 2018. It was later merged with the Qmunity app created to track movement of people for contact tracing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Developed to complement the vision of Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to advance utilisation of digital technology in Sarawak, Wee shared that the app was well received by the public with an increase in users since it was first launched.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malaysia Sustainable Development Award (SDA) 2020 is an unprecedented opportunity for companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to align their sustainability goals to shine a spotlight on the ways their companies and organisations are leading the world to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to make the world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient.
The SDG are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. — DayakDaily