Sarawak committed to accomplishing digital economy goals
04 Oct 2023
The Sarawak government is committed to accomplishing its goals in the journey into the digital economy.
Premier of Sarawak Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said any decision made today will impact the lives of the present and future generations, as well as the world as a whole.
“I can assure you that we are committed to realising a prosperous and sustainable future which is also inclusive.
“We believe the digital future is the way forward and Sarawak’s goal is to be a leading digital economy and society by 2030,” he said when speaking at the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) and International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) 2023 here, today.
Abang Johari said he believed that with a successful and strategic partnership between the government, businesses and society, careful planning and a focus on delivery excellence, Sarawak will be a thriving society driven by innovation and technology.
“For example, I am proud to say that Sarawak Energy Berhad, a state-owned power supply company, continues to power up new lines, and is now Malaysia’s largest renewable energy producer,” he added.
Abang Johari said Sarawak is restructuring its economy based on its strength, which includes its strategic location in the fast-growing region.
In terms of economy, he added that, Sarawak maintained a trade surplus over the years from major trading partners in Asia and Europe.
“We inspire to leapfrog our annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth at eight per cent per year to achieve RM282 billion in 2030 from the current four per cent per year in 2019 and increase our median monthly household income from RM4,000 to RM 15,000 through our development plans by 2030.”