Digital infrastructure compulsory for new housing developments, say Melaka CM

MELAKA: Digital infrastructure has been made compulsory for new housing developments in the state, including condominiums, says Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.

He said the policy of fibre optic infrastructure was in tandem with the vision of making Melaka a Smart City.

"The aim is also to make internet connectivity as crucial as electricity and water supply, as well as addressing the issue of 'digital poverty' in rural areas," he said after making a visit to Kampung Seri Tanjung at Masjid Tanah here Saturday (Jan 9).

Sulaiman said the need for telecommunications infrastructure would also complement the new normal in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said the compulsory requirement was also aimed to support the availability of high speed internet, as well to spur the digital economy of the state.

Sulaiman also said the state government will ensure a quality telecommunications system at the upcoming Melaka Waterfront Economic Zone project, a development spanning over 7,000ha.

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