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Malaysia to showcase blue ocean achievements


PUTRAJAYA: The National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) International Week 2016 will be an opportunity for Malaysia to showcase all its achievements under the NBOS approach, said Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa (pic).

The Chief Secretary to the Government said Malaysia is the only country to implement NBOS in its planning and operations and it wants to share its ideas with other countries.

“NBOS is basically applying ‘low cost, high impact and fast delivery’ as a principle in implementing government projects. The Government has been using this principle to implement more than 90 projects so far.

“We want to showcase Malaysia as a country that adopts the blue ocean strategy. Many private companies practise it but as a government, we are probably the only one.

“During NBOS International Week 2016, there will be speakers from all over the world, and they are blue ocean strategy practitioners from both the public and private sector.

“We will share what we have achieved and hopefully we can also learn new things that we can replicate and improve,” said Dr Ali at the launch of NBOS International Week 2016 at Perdana Putra Thursday.

Dr Ali highlighted the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) as a success under the NBOS approach.

“Perhaps our most successful project under NBOS is the award-winning UTC. It is a place where all government services are integrated and available to all in one building.

“The services are provided seven days a week, and even after office hours until 10pm. This is unique,” he said.

Various programmes will be arranged in conjunction with NBOS International Week 2016, which is to be held from Aug 14 to 20.

Launched in 2009, NBOS has executed over 90 initiatives involving more than 80 ministries and agencies, from the police and military, to women and youth organisations, to address a wide range of social and economic issues.

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