PERAK is collaborating with four private companies and Telekom Malaysia (TM) to widen Internet connectivity in the state.
State Communication, Multimedia, Non-Governmental Organisation and Cooperatives Development Committee chairman Hasnul Zulkarnain Abd Munaim said despite the budget restraints, the state aspires to provide better Internet services.
The Titi Serong assemblyman was responding to Mohamad Noor Dawoo (BN–Selinsing) who asked if there could be wider Internet access in Perak since the state was facing budget constraints.
“We promised wider Internet connection in residential areas in Perak.
“We will work together with the four private companies and TM, and hope to see results within two to five years,” he said.
Mohamad Noor’s inquiry was an additional question to V.R. Terence Naidu (PH-Pasir Bedamar) who queried the role of the state-linked company, KPerak Implementation and Coordination Corporation, as an agency in the state communication and multimedia portfolio.
“KPerak plays a crucial role in the development of communication technology and multimedia in the state.
“The state has allocated RM3mil for KPerak to conduct various programme such as upgrading the state electronic delivery system next year,” he said.
Responding to a question by Razman Zakaria (PAS-Gunung Semanggol), Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said the state allocated RM421mil for the development of Perak this year.
“The allocations are channelled to government departments and agencies such as the state Veterinary Services Department, Drainage and Irrigation Department, and Forestry Department,” he said.