Deputy minister hopes ‘super-app’ will pave way for greater use of tech, digitalization in housing and real estate industry

Tiang (third left) and others witness the signing of MoU documents by representatives from Sheda and MHub.

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By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, March 3: Property construction in Sarawak and technology has “tied the knot” through an exclusive collaboration between Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developer’s Association (Sheda) and MHub to develop a module which oversees construction projects.

Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang were among those to witness this meaningful union in the form of the inking of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that demonstrates Sarawak’s emphasis on prioritising technology-driven projects and investments.

He said the strategic alliance was formed with the aim of collaborating on the development of modules which will incorporate integrated programmes across the property transaction and construction value chain, providing users with a tangible competitive advantage.

“In line with the State government’s vision for Sarawak, it is hoped that this MoU will pave the way towards digitalization of the housing and real estate industry.

“Quality housing and real estate are key components of a high-income nation. Once again, we see Sheda spearheading initiatives which serve to raise the standard of housing for people living in Sarawak,” he said.

Tiang, who is also the Pelawan assemblyman, added that advanced technological implementation in other sectors such as e-sports, agriculture, and aquaculture has proven to be a critical factor in expanding the economic capacity and productivity of the said sectors, and he hoped to see the same in the property industry.

“Having a growth mindset not only helps us aim high, but also reinforces our roots, principles, and value system, which are fundamental for a strong foundation.

“Hopefully the project outcomes of this MoU may be expanded and developed into a full-fledged construction system that can be adopted by other infrastructure contractors in the future,” he said during the MoU signing ceremony between Sheda and MHub at Sheda Kuching headquarters here today.

Meanwhile, Sheda president Augustine Wong revealed that the construction module will offer better overall control and monitoring of all construction projects, which in turn will increase the quality of houses built in Sarawak.

“We believe that if we manage these issues more efficiently and effectively, it will raise the standard of the housing and real estate industry in Sarawak.

“Sheda believes that if the implementation of the module is successful, it has the potential to benefit other industry players such as interior designers and contractors delivering Government projects,” he said.

Among those present at the ceremony were Sheda secretary-general Angie Kueh, MHub chief executive officer (CEO) Quek Wee Siong, MHub chief security officer (CSO) Joshua Ong, Sheda council members, advisors and members. — DayakDaily