Sarawak to power all schools, strengthens digital economy agenda — CM

Abang Johari signing a plaque to officiate the Utility Project at Kanowit Substation. 

KANOWIT, Jan 11: Sarawak government is committed to get all schools across the state connected to the electricity grid, to empower human capital development in line with its digital economy agenda.

Chief Minsiter Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the younger generations must enjoy a conducive learning environment and be exposed to digital knowledge and technology advancement.

Students must learn about ICT in order to prepare themselves for the future economic landscape.

“Our young generation is about 50 per cent of the state’s population and they must be given the right job and ecosystem based on what they have learned.

“By utilising technology, Sarawak will become a high income state and in turn, able to provide good quality of life for all,” he said when launching the Utility Project at Kanowit Substation in Jalan Durin-Kanowit in Sibu, today.

He added that the state leaders must be responsible and visionary to move Sarawak’s economy forward. The right direction in politics and a prudent development is crucial for the state to achieve that goal.

“Sarawak government are futuristic and we know our future direction. This is one of GPS’ efforts to help improve the livelihood of the rural peoples,” Abang Johari, who is also the state ruling Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman said.

The chief minister assured that more fund will be given to ensure 100 per cent electricity water supply coverage in the state. He assured that all the people of Sarawak will benefit from infrastructure development.

“For the rural areas, we will use the Sarawak Alternative Rural Electrification Scheme (Sares) to provide it.

“As long as our state is in a harmonious environment, with good economy and high income, we will give back to the people,” he said. — DayakDaily