Sarawak Land and Survey bagged six awards at MTE 2020

Mohd Zuki (left) presenting the PSIA Award to Land and Survey deputy director Kueh Hui Urg. At third left SMA R&D chief Dr Khairul Hafiz Sharkawi

KUCHING, Feb 24: The state Land and Survey Department, with strategic cooperation with the Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), bagged six awards at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020 in Kuala Lumpur.

SMA general manager Dr Zaidi Razak said MTE 2020 is a momentous platform especially for the Sarawak government to showcase its innovation projects in becoming a digital powerhouse, which contribute towards the state’s digital economy initiatives.

“This is aligned with the SMA’s vision to promote innovation across all sectors including public services,” he said in a statement.

Sarawak Land and Survey was named among the winners to receive the highest honours of Gold Awards and Special Awards for the Public Service Innovation Award (PSIA) with its three innovation projects, namely Mobile Lasis (Land and Survey Information System), Sarawak Virtual 3D City and Power4fields – Portable Power Supply.

The project also received national and international special awards courtesy of Malaysian Association of Creativity & Innovation (MACRI) and International Alliance of Invention and Invention Association.

The PSIA awards were presented by Chief Secretary to the Malaysian Government, Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali.

PSIA was created to recognise the innovations that have been designed, developed or implemented within the public service that serves as a platform to share and showcase innovative approaches and solutions across the public sectors, encouraging others to adopt innovations in public administrations.

MTE 2020 was organised by Professional Trade Exhibition & Meeting Planner (PROTEMP), featuring 305 inventions by 150 participation from civil service organisations, leading researchers and innovators, academicians, research institutions, young entrepreneurs and industry players.

The 19th edition of MTE was participated by inventors from countries such as Croatia, Indonesia, Algeria, Croatia, Poland, United Kingdom, Iran and Taiwan. — DayakDaily