Gearing up Kuching for digital economy
John Teo | 01 Dec 2017 00:30

Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg spoke at some length in the recent State Assembly sitting about his broad vision for Kuching’s growth and development. If his plans for a digital Sarawak are to take off, much will depend on how the state capital is primed to make the plans work.

As Abang Johari accurately noted: “For Kuching to be vibrant, it must be economically viable. We expect the population of Kuching to grow to 1.2 million in the next 10 to 15 years so that we can have even a better critical mass.”

“Indeed, there is a lot we can do to make Kuching City and the Greater Kuching area into a liveable urban conurbation. We must also densify our city centre to attract young talents who are happy to live in compact housing packed with modern amenities. Kuching should no longer just belong to Kuching people. It should play host to the whole world,” the chief minister elaborated.