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Selangor looking for tech innovation partners

Image Credits: Malay Mail, News Report

The Selangor state government has invited the private sector to collaborate with the state’s Smart Selangor programme through Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) Initiative Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Menteri Besar Incorporated (MBI), a recent report noted.

The Selangor Mentri Besar announced this on the sidelines of the state assembly today and said such partnerships were set to develop 60 initiatives under 12 domains.

It was noted that this is another example of a business-friendly approach and policy of the Selangor state government. It is hoped that the Smart Selangor agenda will be implemented successfully through the participation of tech companies in and out of Malaysia.

The Managing Director of SSDU noted that that the organisation has requested expressions of interest (EOI) from those keen to be included in pre-selection for Smart Selangor projects.

SSDU has announced the EOI process is to invite the private sector, academics and inventors to submit their proposals based on a few prioritised Smart Selangor Programme for 2019.

The proposals must focus on:

  • State-wide Smart Parking Solutions
  • State-wide Wide Area Network
  • State Data Centre
  • State-wide CCTV Analytics
  • State-wide Smart Street Lamp
  • State-wide Smart Recycling Initiatives
  • Smart Governance Initiatives
  • Smart Energy and Building

Smart Selangor programme

The company responsible for the Smart Selangor programme is the brainchild of a firm that was established to administer assets and investments of the State Government and to represent the State in economic and business activities that are beyond the state government’s jurisdictions.

The firm also plays a role in promoting and supporting the state government’s development efforts as well as to carry out social responsibility obligations for the public.

The programme aims to:

  • Enhance the quality of life;
  • Ensure environmental preservation;
  • Increase economic growth;
  • Create quality employment; and,
  • Strengthen Fiscal Position of the State.

Smart Selangor is a coordinated effort to make Selangor the Premier Smart State in ASEAN by 2025. Selangor strives to be a dynamic and vibrant regional state that aims to improve the quality of life of its citizens with people-centric solutions.

Recent technological advancements

  • Development of Selangor digital network

In August 2018, a press release announced that SMARTSEL and a corporation has signed an MoU to improve connectivity and bridge the digital divide in Selangor.

The partnership aims to develop telecommunication infrastructure that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Selangor State and its industries, in line with the Smart Selangor vision.

With the signing of the MoU, the two parties will jointly explore on the development of SMARTSEL Digital Network (SDN) that will allow the government, educational institutions, businesses and citizens to have access to affordable and reliable high-speed connectivity.

Other areas of collaboration include the expansion, development and transfer of technology to support existing and new services such as broadband and public WiFi services to the underserved and rural areas.

  • The launch of Smart Selangor virtual reality simulator

In September 2018, another press release announced the launch of the Smart Selangor Virtual Reality Simulator at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

The VR simulation gave users a glimpse into what the future holds for Smart Selangor, in line with its vision of becoming the premier Smart State in ASEAN by 2025 with the portrayal of Smart Energy, Smart Waste Management, Smart Mobility as well as Smart Education, among others.

From October 2018 a road tour with the Smart Selangor VR Truck was organised as the main attraction. The public had the opportunity to experience Smart Selangor 2025 as well as other initiatives and programmes by Selangor State Government.

Thus, the initiatives prove the commitment the Malaysian state has towards a more digitally-driven society and economy.

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