KUCHING (October 12): The state government is aware that the culture of innovation is very important to make Sarawak competitive and inclusive in the digital age in terms of implementing integrated development initiatives with a view to achievement of the digital economy by 2030, said Deputy Secretary of State (Performance and Service Delivery). Transformation) Datu Dr Sabariah Putit.
She pointed out that this was the reason why the Sarawak Economic Action Council (SEAC) was formed by the state government to facilitate its post-Covid-19 exit economic strategy until 2030, by focusing on the digital economy and environmental sustainability.
“The state government has reviewed the development strategy under Malaysia’s 12th plan to study the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This study must enable Sarawak to be resilient, adapt to the new normal and catalyze future economic growth and development,” she said in her speech at the launch of the Productivity E-Day and Sarawak Public Service Innovation Week 2020 organized on GoToWebinar and Facebook. Live on Monday.
Representing Secretary of State Datuk Amar Jaul Samion at the program’s first-ever virtual launch, Sabariah noted that SEAC had identified 10 sectors that would become the state government’s priority.
The 10 sectors were Big Data Center and Innovation, Mining, High Productivity Commercial Agriculture and Commodity Sectors, High Value-Added Downstream Manufacturing, Aggressive Replant Industry forests, the diversity of tourism, quality social services for the population, renewable energies, the coordination of resources and the development of basic infrastructure.
“In line with our program today, I hope that more such programs will be implemented at all levels throughout Sarawak to highlight the 10 sectors that have been identified,” he said. she declared.
The program was themed “Innovation for Excellence in Service Delivery”, in line with the desire of the Sarawak government to showcase innovation and creativity, especially among civil servants, to further improve quality. services in Sarawak.
Sabariah said productivity is an important element in moving Malaysia towards a developed economy and an inclusive country, as it is critical to the long-term success of an organization.
“As a continuing step to increase productivity and competitiveness in today’s competitive and demanding environment, every organization and business must continually improve service efficiency in order to remain relevant.
“A systematic approach is therefore necessary to produce innovative and creative thinking. Improvements are not just about introducing new products or services, but also improving existing services to be more efficient at lower cost and to satisfy customers and consumers, ”she said.
Also present were Sarawak Federal Secretary Datuk Mohd Shahabuddin Omar, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) General Manager Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman and MPC Sarawak Director Sarimah Misman.