Annuar: New telecom towers for Pulau Bum Bum

SEMPORNA: Three more telecommunication towers will be built on Pulau Bum Bum to ensure that the entire island receives broadband Internet access, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

He said the island already has nine telecommunication towers, and the construction of the new towers, which involves Kampung Gelam-Gelam, Kampung Singgah- mata, and Kampung Tabunan, must be completed before the end of next year.

“There needs to be 12 towers here because this island is big.”

“When these new towers are completed, it will help solve the problem of broadband coverage faced by the villagers,” he said in his speech after inspecting the telecommunication tower in Kampung Kabimbangan, Pulau Bum Bum, here yesterday.

He said in the future, the villagers also need to take advantage of the improved Internet access to increase their families’ income.

Annuar also asked the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to open another Keluarga Malaysia Digital Economic Centre (PEDi) on Pulau Bum Bum to help young people and villagers get involved in rural and digital economic activities.

“When the 12 towers are completed, and there is a PEDi, the people here will be introduced to the newest and latest technologies and, in turn, be able to increase their families’ income,” he said.

Annuar also suggested that a campaign against littering be started to protect the district’s waterways. — Bernama

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