Subang, December 6, 2016 – Selangor state government today formalizes its Smart Selangor Blueprint that sets forth a concerted implementation plan to stage the co-creation of a smart state driven by a strong digital economy and sustainable liveability by 2025.
The blueprint was launched by Selangor Education, Human Capital Development, Science, Technology and Innovation Exco, Y.B Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad on behalf of Y.A.B Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali at Selangor Smart City International Conference 2016, Hotel Saujana, Subang.
The blueprint is a roadmap for driving a more sustainable economic growth for Selangor. This strategic pivot will bring about key transformational outcomes to realize Selangor’s Smart State aspirations by 2025 and place Selangor as the premier business, travel and living destination in ASEAN.
Smart Selangor aims to address the problems that matter to the Rakyat and Selangor’s business community.
An initial cluster of ten pilot initiatives has been identified as ‘quick wins’ to be implemented in the year 2017 after four successful pilots were carried out in 2016 namely waste management’s iClean smart solution for Klang, Klang river cleaning, Waze Connected Citizen Program (CCP) and several Transit Oriented Development (TOD) site selection.
SSDU Program Director, Y.M. Raja Shahreen shared, “In mobilizing the full development of a Smart Selangor, the key is to evolve at a more rapid pace to establish a new industrial landscape for Selangor SMEs and manufacturing sector, and at the same time, preserve the current environment. We are taking these challenges head on, as there are viable moving economic opportunities to be leveraged in the near future. Therefore, we must act in a timely manner to capture these interests.”
“Reaching these actionable outcomes, in turn, will further empower Selangor to be ASEAN’s premier business, travel and living destination. Essentially, we are reconciling the state, business and Selangor Rakyat’s interests by delivering leading major innovations that will place Selangor as an important economic location in South East Asia surpassing other neighboring cities in comparative advantage terms,” Y.M. Raja Shahreen added.
Pertinently, for 2017, the state had committed RM 26 million for at least 10 more new pilot programs to be expedited under the initiative. In its net effect, as the nation’s economic powerhouse and the most progressive state in Malaysia, Smart Selangor strategic action plans will further enhance Selangor’s economic outlook as a key driver of growth and prosperity as well as address urban challenges leveraging technology as a key enabler.