Jack Wong

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15 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak plans to build 600 more telecom towers by 2020

KUCHING: Sarawak will build an additional 600 telecommunication towers statewide by 2020 under the state’s digital economy strategy. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the tender for the first 300 towers to local network facility providers closed on Nov 12.

The location of these (new) towers have been chosen based on the critical needs of areas and their ability to act as collector and intermediary to other towers in the rural areas,” Abang Johari said in the state assembly yesterday. (Picture shows Abang Johari (Left) with his PA  Datuk Khir Busrah at the assembly.)
15 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Developer to build 20,000 units of affordable homes

KUCHING: Leading property developer Naim Holdings Bhd targets to construct some 20,000 units of affordable houses in the state over the next 10 years.

14 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Naim in tie-up with Gamuda

JV company to bid for Sarawak coastal highway, trunk road projects

Managing director Datuk Hasmi Hasan said Naim would have a 70% stake and Gamuda 30% equity interest in the joint venture company.
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Banking on strategic alliance

KUCHING: Shin Yang Shipping Corp Bhd (Syscorp) is capitalising on its strategic alliance with Northport to bolster its container shipping business.

5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Jaya Tiasa scales down wood processing operations

KUCHING: Jaya Tiasa Holdings Bhd has scaled down its downstream wood processing operations due to a sharp drop in the supply of logs as raw materials.

5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Opportunity for local businesses to grow

KUCHING: Businesses in Sarawak could expand by tapping into the new markets created by the government in the region.

2 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak to invest RM2bil in digital economy

KUCHING: The Sarawak government is investing RM2bil to develop the state’s digital economy infrastructure.

Johari: We have launched our own Sarawak Pay which we hope will be widely used in in the state.
29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak Consolidated eyes for more govt IBS projects

KUCHING: Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has secured two major contracts worth about RM10mil for the supply of industrialised building system (IBS) products to two government projects.

24 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sarawak set to splurge RM11bil ahead of state polls

KUCHING: The Sarawak government will splurge RM11bil on infrastructure in the next two years, ahead of the state polls that must be held by mid-2021. It is the highest spending by the state and the money will be used to build roads and infrastructure for water and electricity.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (in brown jacket) greeting state department officers at their yearly retreat in Penang
22 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Prices of Sarawak logs surge

State benefits from Sabah’s ban on timber exports

“Without Sabah logs, log buyers go to Sarawak,” according to the Japanese Lumber Reports (JLR), a bi-monthly trade journal that provides information on the Japanese timber market, in its latest publication.