Digital City Introduced in Kelantan 0
Posted on 22, January 2019
in Category Activities / Programs
KOTA BHARU January 21: Kota Bharu became the first district in Kelantan to use free wireless Internet access through ‘Green City and Digital City programme’ whereas involved 10 areas around Kota Bharu.
The Kelantan State Economic Development Corporation (KSEDC) through its subsidiary Infra Quest Sdn Bhd (IQSB) has developed freely 10 WIFIs poles in different locations. The construction cost about RM230,000.00 which is involving installation costs and first month fee. IQSB also spends almost RM110,000.00n; per year for cost and maintaining the WIFI.
The Chief Minister, Dato’ Ahmad Yakob said this free wifi service is in the line with the government’s effort which is planning a whole development in Kelantan involving economic, social and environmental aspects under the Steering Development Master Plan Steering Committee to achieve the mission of strategic action plan of “Kelantan Steps Forward 2016-2025″.
He said we have begun widening WIFI service facilities as we promised in the manifesto. We already have wifi in our 45 offices and if God willing we will expand this WIFI facility to the entire Kelantan.
“PKINK and TM have also agreed to collaborate in realizing several Kelantan State’s ‘Development and Digitalization’ operations initiatives including Increasing and expanding Kelantan coverage Free wifi via TM hotspot – wifi @ unifi which has available over 400 locations throughout Kelantan especially in Kota Bharu, “he told to the reporters after launching Kelantan Free Wifi and Memorandum Signing Ceremony between KSEDC and TM and the Joint Venture Agreement Ceremony between IQSB and MPKB-BRI at Medan Ilmu, here today.
Also present were Kelantan Deputy Chief Minister, Dato’ Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, Kelantan State Humanities, Education, Higher Education, Science and Technology Development Committee, Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Fadzli bin Dato ‘Hj. Hassan, KSEDC Group Chief Executive Officer, Ab Aziz Yunus, MPKB-BRI President, Tuan Zainal Abidin Tuan Yusuf and Chief Operating Officer of TM, Mohd Roslan Mohd Rashidi.
On the same occasion, a Memorandum of Intention To Collaborate in the Development and Digitalization Division of the State of Kelantan between KSEDC and TM and the Joint Venture Agreement between IQSB and MPKB-BRI were also held.
In the morning, the Empowering Kelantan Digitalization Journey Seminar was officiated by Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Fadzli Dato ‘Hj. Hassan in Kelantan Trade Center (KTC).