Pahang cybercentre to take shape soon


  • Nation
  • Friday, 09 Dec 2005

KUANTAN: Work on Pahang's Cybercentre, part of the east coast Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), will start next year. 

State Publicity, Information, Communications Technology Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin said the exco would discuss the blueprint of the project soon. 

“The Cybercentre will cover 14ha in Kuantan and be equipped with modern infrastructure in line with the state government’s efforts to develop Pahang as the east coast’s MSC. 

“It is going to be the signature (project) of Kuantan,” he told reporters after launching the State Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) e-agency portal yesterday. 

In September, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had said that Pahang, together with Perak and Malacca, would have MSC cybercities by next year. 

Earlier, Mohd Sharkar lauded SEDC's effort to introduce the portal, aimed at improving work efficiency and staff performance.  

“The staff must include technology in their work culture and do away with the old system,” he said. 

SEDC chief executive officer Datuk Lias Mohd Noor said the SEDC should be seen as one of the major players to stimulate the state's economic growth, especially in the ICT industry.  

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