KUCHING: Sarawak is exploring opportunities for collaborating with Brunei in the areas of Internet services, tourism and agriculture, says Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pic).
The Chief Minister said Sarawak's ICT infrastructure company Sacofa Sdn Bhd would work together with Brunei's Datastream Technology Sdn Bhd (DST) in Internet connectivity and services.
"They will explore the possibility of using a gateway in Brunei to link with our fibre-optics," he told reporters after a courtesy call with Brunei's Transport and Infocommunications Minister Datuk Seri Awang Abdul Mutalib Mohammad Yusof on Tuesday (July 9).
"For agriculture, there is a special committee working together to establish a common agricultural area between Kuala Lawas and Merapok (in Sarawak) and Brunei," added Abang Johari.
The meeting took place after Abang Johari closed the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) 2019.
Sacofa and DST exchanged a joint venture agreement on the provision of high-speed retail Internet services in Sarawak at IDECS on Monday (July 8).
Abang Johari also said that Abdul Mutalib conveyed a message from the Sultan of Brunei.
The Sultan had said that it was good for Sarawak and Brunei to collaborate in economic development, particularly tourism and agriculture.