Pahang identifies three sites for MSC cybercentres

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Apr 2006

KUANTAN: Three locations in Pahang have been identified for the setting-up of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) cybercentre here. 

They are Transit Quarters (near the Darul Makmur Stadium), Tanjung Lumpur and Gambang. 

State Science, Innovation, Information and Information Technology Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin said the areas were expected to be given MSC status in the next three months. 

“The Transit Quarters is a project run by Pasdec Holdings (a state subsidiary) and will be the administration and commercial centre, while Tanjung Lumpur will be managed by Pahang Foundation (a state agency) as the education centre. 

“Gambang has been identified as the research and development centre for halal products, specialising in information technology and biotechnology and will be developed by the state economic development corporation,” he said while winding up the debate on the motion of thanks to the royal address yesterday. 

Mohd Sharkar (BN – Lanchang) said the decision to select the three areas was made during a state government meeting on Feb 16. 

He said work was underway to create more opportunities to expose the people to ICT, and the setting-up of two rural ICT centres in Sanggang (Temerloh) and Kampung Janda Baik (Bentong) had shown positive results. 

Mohd Sharkar also took the opportunity to announce the name change to his committee, previously known as Publicity, Information, Communication and Technology Committee, following a decision made during last week’s state executive council meeting. 

“This is to clear some confusion over my functions as well as to include other job responsibilities in view of the emphasis the Government places on ICT and biotechnology,” he said.  

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