Sarikei Resident: Use digital platform to produce, promote food products

Tan (fourth left) presenting certificate to one of the programme participants.

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SARIKEI, Nov 24:  Sarikei Resident Felicia Tan calls the utilisation of digital platform in promoting food products.

According to Tan, the local communities in the division must equip themselves with digital knowledge and skills to participate in the digital economy.

“I urged the people to take advantage of Sarikei’s potential as a food basket in the central region and utilize digital technology and platform to improve the production as well as for the marketing of Sarikei’s food products, not only locally but also internationally,” she said in her speech during the closing ceremony of Randau Digital programme today.

The programme was organised by Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) and Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (AZAM Sarawak) in collaboration with the Sarikei Resident Office.

The one and half days workshop saw the participation of 46 participants comprising community leaders, local entrepreneurs and youth from Sarikei, Pakan, Julau and Meradong districts.

The workshop programme aimed to enhance awareness on digital economy among the local communities and to encourage rural communities to take initiatives to ensure that their communities are digital-ready.

Participants were also exposed to the various steps towards becoming digital entrepreneurs (usahawan digital).

The programme featured speakers from various relevant agencies including a representative from SMA, Pustaka Negeri Sarawak, and the Centre of Technical Excellence Sarawak (Centexs).

The Randau Digital programme is also organised to in conjunction with Sarikei Division’s Pesta Nenas dan Buan-buahan 2019 which is held from Nov 22 to Dec 1.

This programme is the third community engagement workshop organised by AZAM Sarawak this year, after the ones in Bintulu and Kapit divisions, as part of SMA’s Digital Inclusivity programme which was initiated in 2018 and will run until 2020. — DayakDaily