Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) signs Management Collaboration Agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Think City Sdn Bhd

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16 October 2015
George Town, Penang

Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) signs Management Collaboration Agreement with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Think City Sdn Bhd

Both The Right Honourable Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng and His Highness the Aga Khan will be witnessing the signing of a Management Collaboration Agreement between Chief Minister of Penang (Incorporation) (“CMI”), Think City Sdn Bhd (“Think City”) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (“AKTC”) today in the picturesque heritage hamlet of Chantilly, France.

The genesis of this Management Collaboration Agreement is derived from a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) signed between AKTC and Think City in November 2013, under which AKTC provided technical assistance for the protection, development and enhancement of Penang’s historic George Town which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. This Management Collaboration Agreement serves to expand the scope of that existing partnership and extend the collaboration period for another three years.

The earlier 2013 collaboration between AKTC and Think City saw the deliverance of a Strategic Master Plan (“SMP”) and identification of significant conservation and development projects within the old city of George Town. A public exhibition of the proposed projects was carried out in early 2014. They are now being incorporated into the George Town Special Area Plan. Accompanying the SMP are recommendations for the policies and actions to be pursued with regard to land use, conservation and development, traffic, infrastructure, and institutional management.

As the Management Collaboration Agreement marks the second phase of the collaboration; CMI, AKTC and Think City are expected to contribute significantly to the regeneration of George Town, particularly through the establishment of a project implementation vehicle known as George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (“GTCDC”), and the training of young professionals in the conservation and sustainable development of the city heritage.

Preparatory technical work has already started in two key areas: Armenian Street Park and Fort Cornwallis on the North Seafront. These activities are aimed at providing state-of-the-art solutions in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces, promoting inward investment and spurring social, economic and cultural development for Penang. CMI is the majority shareholder of GTCDC which will feature a board of directors elected from the three partners to oversee a dedicated management team that will manage, operate and implement projects recommended by the SMP.

The AKTC is renowned internationally and recognised as one of the foremost organisations involved in matters of architecture, conservation and urban planning. Noted for their commitment in beautifying and preserving cities, landscapes and buildings, a city that attracts the interest of AKTC is deemed to have make its mark on the global heritage and cultural map, a marquee testimony of one’s pedigree and excellence. AKTC’s Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme which will be the main collaborating partner under the Management Collaboration Agreement, promotes planning, conservation and urban revitalisation in historic cities. It also undertakes the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development.

Individual project briefs go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training. Its projects include major parks in Cairo and New Delhi and urban revitalisation projects on sites as diverse as Zanzibar in Africa and Kabul. As part of the Aga Khan Development Network, AKTC undertakes cultural projects within a broad continuum of development activities that usually encompasses economic, social and cultural initiatives.

The Penang State Government hopes that George Town will attain international and intelligent status with the participation of AKTC as well as Think City. Indeed this is a dream come true for Penang!
LIM GUAN ENG

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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月16日在槟城乔治市发表的文告

槟城州首席部长机构与阿加汗文化基金会及Think City有限公司签署协同管理合约

首席部长与阿加汗殿下将见证槟城州首席部长机构(CMI)、Think City有限公司及阿加汗文化基金会(AKTC)于今日在法国风光明媚的古迹小镇尚蒂伊签署协同合作合约。

这项协同管理合约的起始于2013年11月阿加汗文化基金会与Think City所签署的文化备忘录。在备忘录之下阿加汗文化基金会提供支援,以保护、发展及优化在2008年已经被列入联合国教科文组织世界文化遗产的乔治市。这项协同管理合约,将扩大现有的合作伙伴范围,并且另再多延长合作3年。

2013年阿加汗文化基金会与Think City的合作有达致了策略大蓝图中为乔治市老城鉴定重要的古迹维护及古迹发展项目。各项计划中的项目已经于2014年公开展示。这些项目如今已经列入乔治市特别区域蓝图。策略大蓝图建议根据土地使用、维护、发展、交通、硬体设施及制度化管理等角度拟定各项政策及所采应有措施。

这项协同管理合约标识了合作关系进入第二期;首长机构、阿加汗文化基金会及Think City三方期望能携手促成乔治市重要的城市复兴工作,特别是成立了项目执行机构 - 乔治市保存及发展机构(GTCDC),并且培训年轻的专业人士维护及永续发展遗产城里的古迹。

两项主要区域的技术筹备工作已经如火如荼进行:打铜仔街公园及乔治市北岸的康华丽堡。这些工作主要是为修复及还原历史建筑及公共空间、推广向内投资、刺激槟城社经文化发展,提供当前最顶尖的方案。首长机构是乔治市保存及发展机构的最大股东,将在三方同意之下。推出董事主席人选,以掌管整个管理团队,让整个团队能管理、操作及执行策略大蓝图建议之项目。

阿加汗文化基金会是国际极富盛名,同时公认为其中一个在建筑、维护及城市规划上最重要的组织。阿加汗基金会最擅长美化、保养各城市、景观及建筑的能力,能吸引到阿加汗基金会的城市,将会在全球古迹与文化地图中崭露头角,认证为首届一指及最卓越的城市之一。阿加汗文化基金会的历史城市计划将会是这项协同管理合约的主要合作对象,该计划目的是推广企划、保存及历史古城的城市复兴。同时他们还会以刺激社会、经济及文化发展的方式,修复及还原历史建筑及公共空间,。

阿加汗的各项个别项目案例,不是单纯停留在技术修复而已,而是企图回答如何解决社会及环境的难题,如何适应、循环使用、制度的持续及培训等。他们的计划也包括了埃及开罗与印度新德里的各主要公园,在非洲东岸的桑吉巴群岛(Zanzibar)及阿富汗的喀布尔进行城市复兴。阿加汗文化基金会作为阿加汗发展网络的一员,在其广泛的社经文化发展计划中,着重在文化项目的一环。

在与阿加汗文化基金会及Think City的参与下,槟城州政府希望乔治市能成为国际及智慧型城市。槟城即将美梦成真!

林冠英

 

 

Kerajaan Negeri Tidak Boleh Jalankan Vaksinasi Awam Ke atas Anjing Liar Kerana Tidak Ada Vaksin Dan Terpaksa Musnahkan Anjing Liar Mulai 15 September 2015 Sehingga Penularan Wabak Penyakit Anjing Gila Terkawal Pada 9 Oktober 2015.(BM/CN)

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Kenyataan Media Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng Di Komtar, George Town Pada 12.10.2015

Kerajaan Negeri Tidak Boleh Jalankan Vaksinasi Awam Ke atas Anjing Liar Kerana Tidak Ada Vaksin Dan Terpaksa Musnahkan Anjing Liar Mulai 15 September 2015 Sehingga Penularan Wabak Penyakit Anjing Gila Terkawal Pada 9 Oktober 2015.


Kerajaan negeri tidak boleh jalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar kerana tidak ada vaksin dan terpaksa memusnahkan anjing liar mulai 15 September 2015 sehingga penularan wabak penyakit anjing gila adalah terkawal pada 9 Oktober 2015. Adalah dikesali setengah NGO yang tidak rasional masih mengeluarkan kenyataan palsu dan fitnah bahawa kerajaan negeri sepatutnya menjalankan vaksinasi awam ke atas anjing liar lebih awal lagi dan bukan memusnahkannya, sungguhpun perintah menghapuskan anjing liar yang dikuatkuasakan pada 15 September 2015 telahpun dibatalkan pada 9 Oktober 2015.

Kerajaan negeri rela menjalankan vaksinasi awam sekiranya ada 40,000 vaksin untuk 40,000 anjing liar, tetapi pada masa itu dan sekarang, vaksin pun tidak mencukupi untuk anjing-anjing bertuan, tak payah ambil kira anjing liar. Oleh itu kerajaan negeri tidak ada pilihan lain kecuali mengeluarkan perintah memusnahkan anjing liar agar menyekat wabak penyakit anjing gila.

Mujurlah perintah 15hb September 2015 yang tegas telah berjaya menyekat penularannya di Pulau Pinang dengan hanya 4 kes anjing liar yang dijangkiti rabies dan tidak adapun seekor anjing bertuan yang terlibat. Ini berbanding dengan 20 kes di Perlis dan 18 kes di Kedah. Sebelum ini Kerajaan Negeri telah mewartakan penyakit anjing gila atau rabies di Negeri Pulau Pinang berkuatkuasa pada 15 September 2015 seperti yang termaktub di bawah Akta Binatang 1953 (Akta 647) setelah didapati kes Rabies telah menular ke Pulau Pinang dan disahkan pada 14 September 2015 yang lalu.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang bersama-sama Jabatan Perkhidmatan Veterinar Negeri, Jabatan Kesihatan Negeri, Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai, telah menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Pengawalan Wabak Rabies negeri Pulau Pinang. Jawatankuasa ini juga telah memulakan Operasi Pengawalan dan Pembasmian Rabies pada 16 September 2015, sehari selepas perintah dikeluarkan oleh saya mengikut Pewartaan Penyakit Rabies di Negeri Pulau Pinang.

Kerajaan negeri membatalkan perintah memusnahkan anjing liar selepas merujuk kepada Jabatan Veterinar Negeri Pulau Pinang, yang bersetuju dengan keputusan ini kerana kes terakhir anjing liar yang dijangkiti penyakit rabies adalah pada 21 September 2015, dan tidak ada kes baru selepasnya. Ini menunjukkan bahawa perintah menghapuskan anjing liar kerana tidak ada vaksin, memang berkesan dan efektik untuk mengawal wabak penyakit rabies.

Kini kami hanya tunggu kedatangan 40,000 vaksin yang dijanjikan oleh NGO selepas ia diperiksa dan disahihkan oleh Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani. Adalah diharapkan NGO tersebut boleh bersikap rasional dan faham bahawa kerajaan negeri mesti bertanggungjawab, dan tidak boleh bersikap tidak peduli atau tak buat apa-apa dan terpaksa menjalankan pemusnahan pada 15 September bila tidak ada vaksin. Susah untuk kerajaan negeri mengadakan dialog dengan mereka yang rasis, bersikap ekstrimis ataupun tidak rasional.

Semua operasi bersama penangkapan dan pemusnahan anjing liar dihentikan sejak 9 Oktober 2015 kerana Kerajaan Negeri berpandangan bahawa wabak rabies telah di kawal di Pulau Pinang. Kerajaan Negeri harap Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabeery Chik dan Kementerian agar memulakan usaha vaksinasi secepat mungkin bagi terus memastikan wabak rabies tidak berulang di Pulau Pinang. Kini perkara ini di bawah pihak Kementerian, dan pihak NGO harus membawa tuntutan kepada pihak Datuk Seri Ahmad.

Kerajaan Negeri mengambil maklum perkara ini dan atas kesediaan Kerajaan Negeri untuk mencari alternatif lain bagi mengelakkan penularan wabak ini, sehubungan itu, saya selaku Ketua Menteri mengumumkan penarikan semula pewartan penyakit rabies seperti yang termaktub di dalam Akta Binatang 1953 tetapi masih mewajibkan untuk pemilik anjing mendapatkan vaksinasi rabies, berkuatkuasa mulai 09 Oktober 2015.

Lim Guan Eng


槟州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月12日在乔治市光大发表文告:
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州政府因为没有足够的疫苗,无法为所有野狗施打预防针,因此只能被迫将野狗人道毁灭。这项措施始于2015年9月15日,并於2015年10月9日界定狂犬病疫情受控后宣布终止。
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州政府因为没有足够的疫苗,无法为所有野狗施打预防针,因此只能被迫将野狗人道毁灭。这项措施始于2015年9月15日,并於2015年10月9日在界定狂犬病疫情受控后宣布终止。令人感到遗憾的是,即便已多番解释,许多不理性的非政府组织仍千方百计地造假,指控州政府应该在早前就为野狗施打疫苗,而非人道毁灭。

如果州政府一早拥有4万剂疫苗,我们很愿意为分布在外的4万只野狗施打,但无奈的是,不管是之前或现在,固有的疫 苗已不足应付家犬的需求,遑论流浪在外的野狗?在別无选择之下,周政务唯有祭出捕杀令,以确保狂犬病获得控制。

不幸中的大幸是,2015年9月15日颁布的行政命令成功阻止了疫情的扩散,迄今仅有4宗野狗感染狂犬病的投报,并没有一只家犬涉及其中。同比吉打及玻璃市,则已分別发现18和20宗。槟州政府是在2015年9月14日前获悉州内发现狂犬病,翌日在1953年动物法令(第647条文)下,发布槟城成为疫区。

州政府随后联同州内兽医局、卫生局、槟岛市政厅及威省市政局共同成立了一个疫情控制委员会。相关委员会旋即在2015年9月16日针对阻止狂犬病进一步扩散采取各种行动,以便及早得以控制。

自2015年9月21日最后一宗狂犬病投报后,槟州不再发现新病例。随后,州政府在取得兽医局的同意后,立刻宣布终止野狗捕杀令。这也证明了因疫苗不足而颁布的捕杀令,有效控制了狂犬病的传播。

目前,我们只能等待较早前非政府组织承诺带来的4万剂疫苗,这些疫苗必须在大马农业及农基工业部的检查与批准后方能下放。希望有关非政府组织能够理性面对,并理解州政府当时在9月15日颁布的捕杀令乃基於州府必须对人命负责任,不能采取不理不睬的态度。我们在没有疫苗的情况下,颁布捕杀令是必要的步骤。必须要明白的是,面对种族主义、极端及不理性的份子,州政府是难以和他们对话的。

所有捕杀野狗的行动,经州政府判断狂犬病疫情受控后,在2015年10月9日宣告终止。槟州政府祈愿国内农业及农基部部长拿督斯里阿末沙比利能够尽快展开施打疫苗的行动,确保槟州州内不会再有狂犬病的病例。目前,有关事项已落在农业部的身上,非政府组织应向拿督斯里阿末请愿。

为抑止疫情扩散,州政府已準备寻找各种替代方案。作为槟州首席部长,我谨此再次宣布,撤回1953年动物法令下颁布的狂犬病疫区,但狗主们仍需为家犬施打疫苗。相关宣布自2015年10月9日起生效。



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Winning The Future By MASTERING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & AUTOMATION

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KEYNOTE BY
YAB LIM GUAN ENG
CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
Penang @CAT LAUNCH AT WISMA YEAP CHOR EE,
10 October 2015

Winning The Future By MASTERING DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & AUTOMATION

Welcome to this unique gathering, which brings together key representatives from the technology, creative multimedia sector, multinational companies, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to celebrate the official launch of Penang @CAT- Penang’s Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology. This unique colonial heritage venue is the new home where the tech community in Penang can unleash their inspiration, technological aspirations and creative talents.

I still remember when the idea to have an accelerator programme in Penang was mooted during our inaugural Penang State Shared Services & Outsourcing and Creative Multimedia Content Council (PSSCC) meeting on Jan 27, we hope to stimulate the establishment and growth of tech startups in Penang. 8 months have passed and we are proud with the efforts put in by @CAT council, InvestPenang and PDC to make this happen.

Wisma Yeap Chor Ee

Since @CAT is going to be another prominent initiative in Penang, we decided to house this programme in one of the elegant historic building within the George Town’s heritage enclave, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee (WYCE). WYCE, leased out by Wawasan Open University to Penang Development Corporation (PDC) on 29th June 2014 for 30 years at a cost of over RM14 million (RM40,402 per month), has successfully realized part of the state government’s dream in promoting science and technology and creative animation cluster. In addition, the restoration costs, to be financed by PDC works out to be RM5 million. Penang @CAT will be located at level 3, Creative Animation Triggers project at Level 2 and Level 1 will be leased to Penang Science Cluster.

At State level, we have formed an Executive Council for WYCE, chaired by myself and YB Chow Kon Yeow (alternate) and members consisting of Dato’ Lee Kah Choon, Dato’ Rosli Jaafar, Loo Lee Lian and Chang Wing Mow, responsible for policy, tenant selection and provision of resources required in operation of WYCE.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tech Startups

@CAT at WYCE will be the heart of Penang’s tech start up ecosystem where the Penang State government’s enterprising plan is to boost the local tech sector and to bring the state’s many players under one roof. @CAT aims to accelerate the establishment and growth of creative and technology based startup companies, to nurture new talents in the new sunrise fields of cloud computing, applications technology, Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Internet of Things (IoT). I believe, developing the state’s talented young people to move up the value chain and promote new creative ideas and innovative technology is our priority today.

Over the last 40 years, Penang’s economic success has been driven by manufacturing sector. It will still be the state’s core business and in addition to the convergence of the manufacturing, services and public sector, the establishment of @CAT will unleash new synergies in both new and existing industries. If Penang is to win the future, we have to invest not only in education but also master disruptive technology, innovation and automation. The @CAT is one of our initiatives to master these difficult challenges especially in BDA, cloud computing and IoT.

The recent trend of the global semiconductor industry has been shifting towards the Internet of Things (IoT) where wearable technologies, machines, software and sensors that use cloud computing to communicate with each other is in rising demand. This is where the Penang @CAT fits in as we also believe in venturing into IoT and creative multimedia industry that bonds technology and arts together, could ultimately transform Penang in achieving the vision of becoming an international and intelligent city.

In this 21st century, millennials generation are powerful, creative, controversial and the future game changers in the marketplace. We want to help to develop the innovation-driven millennials who want to build their own businesses and tech startups through the platform of @CAT.

@CAT (Accelerator for Creative, Analytics & Technology)

@CAT will occupy the entire top floor of WYCE. The accelerator programmes shall help students, individuals and startup entrepreneurs gain access to mentors, training, shared facilities and space, professional assistance and other value added services that will position them on the fast and right track towards budding their success.

Next, @CAT will also offers various packages for co-working space that are accessible with competitive rates from as low as RM25 daily and up to RM200 monthly and equipped with full facilities and support. In addition, this unique place will also be a magnet for various tech-community driven organizers to house their events to aid startup entrepreneurs and tech community to network, incubate and accelerate their ideas as well as enhance their business and technical skill. The flexible function and event space would be able to cater up to 100 people and is perfect for inspirational bootcamps, webcamps, seminars and private networking events.

I believe Penang has a unique tech start-up scene made up of a close community of local start-ups and founders involved in various activities ranging from e-commerce, mobile applications, IoT, and many more. As our local tech start-ups are scattered all over Penang, this @CAT space will serve as a platform and launch pad in bringing the tech-startup community under one roof and provide the necessary support and services to build a strong ecosystem.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Upcoming programmes and events at @CAT

I am excited to announce some of the lineups of our upcoming @CAT Accelerator Programmes and community events for this year such as
Startup Weekend George Town - 16th Oct to 18th Oct 2015
IoT Accelerator Lite - 23rd November to 4th December 2015 (Co-organized by MDeC, @CAT & TE4P), which I believe Dato’ Ng Wan Peng will share further during her session
Pre Start-up Program – 2nd week of December 2015
Founder Institute (Penang Chapter) on startups trainings – 8th March to 24th May 2016, which will also be shared further by Mr. Chan later

As for the supply of talent for start-up company goes, Penang has already started with the ‘Coding Shophouse’ programme early June this year. This programme, an initiative by Mr Douglas Khoo an entrepreneur himself, is aimed at providing opportunities to Penang’s tech and non tech community in learning programming and improving career marketability. As a start, 15 students have already graduated from the 3-months first batch course which focused on ‘Ruby on Rails’, a web application framework. I understand that the 2nd intake is scheduled to take place early next month (November 2015), which this time will turn its focus on the foundation and basics of HTML & CSS, a 2 months course.

In addition to this, to unleash the inner power of our young Penangites, Penang @CAT plans to offer more education and enrichment in programming and coding classes, in various popular languages such as Java, Python, Objective-C, C#, SQL and etc. Engaging into IT related activities, trainings and exposures that feed the people’s passions in becoming an aspiring web developers or tech entrepreneurs.

This morning, in conjunction with our landmark launch, we are proud to have GDG DevFest George Town 2015, an international tech community event supported by Google as the first ever event to be held at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee. This program will be extended till 6.00pm and has attracted over 200 attendees.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

@CAT Council & Advisors

Today’s opening of @CAT has been made possible by the advice of the newly formed @CAT council, consisting of Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and successful entrepreneurs such as the founder of Jobstreet, Mark Chang, founder of Exabytes, Chan Kee Siak and founder of Qunar.com, Douglas Khoo, Curry Khoo and investPenang as the project lead.

In laying the foundations of transforming Penang into high-income knowledge economy, we will strive to enhance capacity, capability and competency in Penang’s creative industry. We believe that Penang has the 3Ts to establish a creative cluster, the Talent, Technology and Tolerance of new ideas. We believe that our most passionate value of freedom will allow @CAT to produce world-class content and be a national hub for multi-media information and digital content services.

Moving Forward

I want to see in Penang, groups of young generations exploring creative and tech enterprises. In terms of the business standpoint we are proud to have many successful accomplished homegrown local companies like Jobstreet, Exabytes, Piktochart, Vitrox Technologies etc. Piktochart, an infographic design app company has crossed the US$1 million turnover milestone but what’s more crucial is that it currently boasts over 2.7 million registered users; Vitrox, manufacturer of machine vision inspection systems born in 2000 have reported revenue of MYR 38.9 million today, Exabytes, a webhosting and e-commerce solutions provider has recorded RM32 million in revenue and Jobstreet as you are all aware of, an online job portal was acquired by Australia’s SEEK Ltd for more than RM1.7 billion.

I hope, with the Penang @CAT programme in place, we would be able to increase the number of successful startups originating and developing from Penang.

And today we are also proud to announce our Penang @CAT official website, www.acatpenang.com, tailored for the general public especially startups entrepreneurs – contain information on accelerator programme, tech events, co-working space etc.

Before I end my speech, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to investPenang, PDC, MDeC for collaborating and distinguished speakers from Magic, Cradle, Founder Institute (Penang Chapter) for sharing in this event and I wish to thank all of you for finding time to attend this important launching ceremony. I wish to also thank the General Manager of Invest Penang Ms Loo Lee Lian for providing @CAT with the essential content and software. Also PDC General Manager Dato’ Rosli Jaafar for making the Wisma Yeap Chor Ee physically ready. It is our greatest wish that Penang @CAT will continue to walk and grow alongside our tech startups in efforts to make Penang prosperous.

I invite other government agencies such as MaGIC and Cradle to actively work in force together with us to nurture Penang’s new generation of tech entrepreneurs. We have always envisaged Penang as a platform for dream makers to make your dreams come true. Let us make Penang @CAT our dream platform where we establish convergence in manufacturing, services and the local internet community to create new synergies in new and existing industries.

It is my pleasure to declare the @CAT at Wisma Yeap Chor Ee and website officially launched.

Thank you.


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槟城州首席部长林冠英于2015年10月10日在叶祖意大厦推介@CAT新创加速器的讲词


掌握突破性的科技、创新与机器之上,才能赢得未来。

欢迎各科技、创意多媒体领域、跨国厂商、企业及科技达人共聚一堂出席“槟城创意、分析与科技新创加速器”的设立。

猷记得今年1月27日槟城共享服务外包及创意多媒体内容委员会的会议上希望能在槟城成立科技新创,8个月后的今天我们很荣幸看到投资槟城及槟州发展机构促成“槟城创意、分析与科技新创加速器”(简称@CAT新创加速器)的成立。

叶祖意大厦

既然“@CAT新创加速器”将成为槟城重要的创举,因此地点就此计划选在充满历史气息的乔治市古迹大楼 – 叶祖意大厦。槟城宏远大学在2014年6月29日以30年1400万令吉(每月4万402令吉)的租约租给槟州发展机构。这阶段性实现了州政府要推广科学、科技与创意动画圈的梦想。另外,槟州发展机构挹注了500万令吉作为修复该大厦,“@CAT新创加速器”位于该大厦三楼,CAT创意动画进击区位于二楼、一楼则是租给槟城科学圈。

在州政府方面,我们成立了以我及曹观友主导的叶祖意大厦执行委员会,成员有拿督李家全、拿督罗斯里、吕丽莲及张文茂。该委员会将负责该大厦的决策方向、租户遴选及所需的操作资源。

Ladies and Gentlemen,

科技新创

位于叶祖意大厦的@CAT新创加速器将成为槟城科技新创生态系统的核心,州政府的折项商业计划,立意是要促进本地科技领域,并且将这些槟城科技达人共聚在同一屋檐下。@CAT新创加速器的宗旨是加速成立及发展更多的创意及科技新创公司,培育更多在云端电脑、手机程式、大数据分析及物联网,这些新兴领域的科技达人。我坚信,如今培育州内科技新达人,以提升整体价值、创意点子及创新科技将是我们责无旁贷的首要任务。

过去四十年槟城的制造业占据了重要的地位,如今制造业固然重要,但已经与服务业及公共领域作出有效的汇合,随着@CAT新创加速器的成立,新与旧的领域将带来更大的加乘效应。槟城若要赢得未来,我们不只要投资在教育方面,更要挹注在突破性科技、创新及机器之上,才能赢得未来。@CAT新创加速器就是要掌握这些艰难的挑战,特别是大数据分析、云端电脑及物联网这些崭新领域。

如今全球半导体工业已经转向物联网(IoT)发展,各种穿戴式科技、机器、软件及利用云端科技感应彼此联系的需求急剧提高。槟城@CAT新创加速器之所以会出现,是因为我们坚信投资在物联网及结合科技与艺术的创意多媒体工业,将会使槟城无与伦比的转型为国际及智慧型城市。

在这21世纪,千禧年一代将充满着力量、创意、矛盾,他们将是改变未来市场游戏的人。我们将协助这些充满创新的千禧一代,在@CAT新创加速器,发展他们的事业及科技新创。


@CAT新创加速器

@CAT新创加速器 将设立在叶祖意大厦顶层。加速器计划协助学生、个人及新创企业家获得咨询、训练、共享配备与空间、专业支援及其他附加价值的服务,以让他们能快速走上成功的正轨。

@CAT新创加速器将提供共享的工作空间及完善设施及支援,租金配套从每天25令吉及每月200令吉不等。这地方也将吸引各科技达人社交圈共聚于此,举办科技新创企业家的联谊会、咨商会、加速点子、商业执行及技巧等的会议,可同时容纳100名参与者,


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