THE Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) has introduced a virtual programme known as ‘[email protected]’ to increase the digital literacy among the mainlanders.
MBSP mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the city council wants to encourage the Seberang Perai residents to adapt themselves to the use of digital services in their daily life, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The [email protected] is a virtual programme that provides exposure to the community or residents of Seberang Perai on digital technology and services available in Penang by MBSP in collaboration with various state government and private agencies.
“Through this platform also, there are various digital-related virtual exhibitions available to Penangites, especially those who live on the mainland.
“The programme also combines all types of services in one digital platform.
“Thus, it is also a platform to develop human capital among the Seberang Perai residents so that they can become smart people who can enjoy the development of the smart city of Penang.
“The website also provides a customer support to help the first-time user to navigate the website easily,” Rozali said in his speech before state Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo officiated the launching ceremony at the MBSP headquarters building in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam today.
Jagdeep commended the city council for coming up with the smart initiative.
“In Penang, we have many smart initiatives to spur the state to greater heights and [email protected] is one of them.
“The smart initiatives are important to drive the state further amid Covid-19 pandemic and the Penang government gives utmost priority to these efforts.
“The state also aims to achieve 100 smart initiatives in 2021 and has reached 76 today.
“Thirty-sixth initiatives had been implemented, 26 are ongoing and the remaining 14 are currently in various planning stages.
“By the end of this year, we hope to reach 100 smart initiatives,” Jagdeep added.
Story by Riadz Akmal
Pix courtesy of Seberang Perai City Council