Sabah Inks MOU For State Digitalisation Program

The Sabah State Government is tapping into Huawei Technologies for its digital transformation programmes and projects to boost economic growth and improve citizens’ experience in Malaysia’s second-largest state.

Under the agreement, Huawei will provide its technological expertise and consultation in supporting Sabah’s development of digital talent and skill sets, data centres, digital infrastructure as well and rural connectivity implementation. Huawei Malaysia will be looking to design and coordinate training programmes tailored towards cultivating talents that are equipped with capabilities that include Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data analysis, and smart city implementation.

The collaboration will also see the Chinese tech company providing consultancy and advisory services to accelerate digital transformation and innovation endeavours.

Speaking on the partnership, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji bin Haji Noor said, “This partnership will empower our state and its citizens to reap the benefits of technological innovation, fostering economic growth and improved public services.” He added, “I am happy to note that under the MoU, Huawei Malaysia will provide consultancy and advisory services in agriculture, smart manufacturing under Industry 4.0, tourism, smart city planning, e-commerce, digital
infrastructure, inclusive connectivity and digital government. This will greatly assist in achieving our aspirations of digitising the state government.”

“As Sabah pursues its vision of a thriving digital economy, Huawei stands ready to support it in building a smart, digitally innovative and green Malaysian state. Together we will cultivate a dynamic local digital talent pool that will contribute to Sabah for generations to come,” said Huawei Malaysia CEO Mr Simon Sun.

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