MAJLIS PELANCARAN LAMAN WEB HACKFEST MPSP 2018

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TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG

SEMPENA MAJLIS PELANCARAN LAMAN WEB HACKFEST MPSP 2018
 

31 MAC 2018AUDITORIUM MPSP

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Selamat pagi dan salam sejahtera.

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP) kerana sudi menjemput saya hadir pada pagi ini. Saya juga mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah kepada YDP MPSP kerana mengambil inisiatif dalam perancangan dan penganjuran program hackfest yang pertama yang dibuat oleh PBT di seluruh Malaysia.

Adalah menjadi hasrat Kerajaan Negeri untuk memajukan Pulau Pinang sebagai Negeri Pintar Bertaraf Antarabangsa. Kita sekarang menuju ke arah Industri 4.0, di mana kepakaran dalam teknologi digital sangat diperlukan.

Hadirin yang saya hormati sekalian,

Pada masa ini, sumbangan Ekonomi Digital kepada KDNK adalah sebanyak 17.8%. Adalah menjadi hasrat kita untuk  meningkatkannya kepada 20% menjelang tahun 2020. Menurut Laporan Komuniti Global Neilsen Global 2014, terdapat lebih daripada 18 juta akaun berdaftar di laman rangkaian sosial utama, yang mencerminkan kesediaan penduduk untuk menyertai ekonomi perkongsian dan menandakan potensi pertumbuhan yang tinggi dalam sektor ini.

Sehubungan itu, di Silicon Valley, ‘Data is King'. Tetapi untuk Kerajaan Negeri pula 'Talent is Everything’.  Kita harus melahirkan modal insan yang dapat mencetuskan inovasi dan kreativiti berdasarkan teknologi baru supaya dapat memeluk Revolusi Industri 4.0. Seperti mana yang semua sedia maklum, Industri 4.0 merangkumi Analisa Data Besar (Big Data Analytics), Bidang Pengkomputeran Awan (Cloud Computing), Kecerdasan Buatan (Artificial Intelligence (AI)) , Robotik (Robotics), Internet of Things (IoT) dan E-Commerce dan fintech. 

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang merancang untuk menggunakan Artificial Intelligence (AI) sebagai cara untuk membanteras penyebaran masalah demam denggi di negeri ini. Definasi secara mudah bagi Artificial Intelligence (AI) ini adalah, satu teknologi sains yang menggunakan komputer bagi menggantikan keupayaan intelektual manusia dalam melakukan sesuatu kerja. Komputer tersebut akan mengumpul dan menganalisis data dengan tepat. Sistem tersebut akan mengkaji dan meneliti data-data bagi mengenalpasti corak (pattern) dan membuat ramalan sesuatu data tersebut. 

Program yang dikenali sebagai CAT (Crush Aedes Totally) ini menelan perbelanjaan RM423,333.33 setahun dan ditanggung sepenuhnya oleh Kerajaan Negeri. Sekiranya program ini berjaya, Pulau Pinang akan mendahului sekali lagi. Penang leads again! Teknologi AI ini akan mengawal aktiviti kawalan nyamuk aedes di peringkat awal sebelum ianya berlaku. Teknologi ini mampu menjangka kedatangan wabak denggi di mana-mana lokasi  sebelum ianya benar-benar berlaku. Ini bermaksud sekiranya  terdapat  wabak denggi di sesuatu kawasan, aktiviti seperti fogging dan sebagainya akan dilakukan terlebih dahulu oleh pihak berwajib.

Program ini membolehkan orang awam memberi pandangan atau idea yang kreatif bagi membantu MPSP memperbaiki mutu penyampaian perkhidmatan dengan  “Cyber Counter". 

Saya dimaklumkan juga bahawa bagi yang berjaya terutama yang mendapat hadiah utama, MPSP berminat untuk menjalinkan kerjasama untuk membangunkan konsep dan prototype yang telah diusahakan di dalam program ini. Hal ini menunjukkan bahawa MPSP jelas mendokong dasar inklusif seperti yang dijanjikan kepada penduduk Seberang Perai dalam memberikan perkhidmatan yang terbaik dan tidak meminggirkan mana-mana pihak dalam membuat sesuatu perubahan.

Saya berharap program Hackfest MPSP 2018 akan menjadi permulaan yang positif dengan kerjasama yang sihat dan menjadi contoh kepada perkhidmatan awam dalam pembangunan penyelesaian kepada masalah yang dihadapi oleh perkhidmatan awam bagi menyediakan perkhidmatan yang berkualiti kepada rakyat.

Dengan ini, saya dengan sukacita dan berbesar hati melancarkan Laman Web Hackfest MPSP.

Sekian, terima kasih.

CITILINK INDONESIA’S INAUGURAL FLIGHT FROM JAKARTA TO PENANG

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Speech by Chief Minister of Penan

At Citilink Indonesia’s Inaugural Flight from Jakarta to Penang

25 March 2018, 1.15pm @ Penang International Airport

 

 

Good afternoon.

It’s my honour and great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all of you to Penang.

This is indeed a momentous occasion because today, 25th March 2018, marks the start of the inaugural flight from Jakarta to Penang by Citilink Indonesia.

Penang with its strategic location within ASEAN is immensely proud to be chosen by this 4-star Low Cost Carrier airline for its second international route after Dili (Timor Leste). The 66 flight routes with 268 frequency flights per day to 33 cities in Indonesia and region through the use of 50 units of Airbus A320 enabled Citilink Indonesia to be awarded 4 stars by Skytrax.

Penang is a world-class travel destination, one that is known far and wide for offering what is unique for a modern international island city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lush greenery from its age-old rainforests, beautiful hill station, shopping galore and of course, fabulous food. This Northern Malaysian state, furthermore, is also making significant inroads and gaining recognition as a preferred Business Events destination.

Hotel occupancy has gone up and our Penang International Airport is the third busiest airport in Malaysia. The services and tourism sector is growing in importance and we have developed and revived world-class attractions such as restoration of heritage buildings in George Town, theme parks, green parks, shopping malls and South-East Asia’s first underground convention centre, Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition (SPICE) Centre. 

Penang is noted not only for our internationally renowned heritage enclave of George Town, but also for celebrating diversity and harmony with the famous annual George Town Festival. There are also beautiful natural attractions, only a 15-minute drive from the hills or the beaches, to world-class tourist sites such as Penang Hill, Gurney Drive tourist belt, the sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi, complete with theme parks and an outstanding butterfly farm in what's now called Entopia, as well as our science tech buildings and the first & only Penang Digital Library (the library without any books) with a strong emphasis on STEM education.

Of course, who can forget our food, mouth-watering to say the least – and widely acknowledged as the best street food in the world! For those of you who love durians, Penang also has the best durian in the world and they are available at very attractive prices with real value for money.

But best of all, is the people of Penang, who welcome visitors with warmth and generosity. After all, Penang has been a cosmopolitan and international city for over 200 years, which began when the British first took over in 1786.

Small wonder we have received a string of international accolades from the New York Times, Lonely Planet and CNN, having the best food, best place to retire, best for discerning and budget travellers. Even Yahoo Travel listed us as among the 8 top islands in the world you must explore before you breathe your last. Indeed since everyone's been here and done all that Penang has to offer, we can all die happy & with no regrets!

Passenger traffic (departure and arrival) at the Penang International Airport (PIA) hit an all time high at 7.2 million passengers last year, an increase of 8% comparing to just 6.6 million passengers in 2016. This has exceeded the airport’s maximum capacity of 6.5 million, the number projected to reach in year 2020. Plans have been approved to expand our airport from 6.5 million passengers to 12 million passengers.

The Penang State Tourism Bureau together with state agency, Penang International Halal Hub or PIHH, have been undertaking various efforts to promote Penang as a premier modern Muslim hub. A complete travel guide called "Experience Penang - A Muslim Travel Guide'’ is available to aid their discerning needs and interests when on leisure or business trips to Penang. The travel guide can also be downloaded via the PIHH website or phone apps for fast and efficient access of information. 

I wish to take this opportunity to thank Citilink Indonesia once again for including Penang in its great web of flight destinations. 

We most certainly look forward to a profitable and productive relationship with Citilink Indonesia. 

Thank you everyone and enjoy a great evening!

THE LAUNCHING OF THE SIA BOEY REJUVENATION PROJECT

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

AT THE LAUNCHING OF THE SIA BOEY REJUVENATION PROJECT


25.03.2018 (SUNDAY)

SIA BOEY, GEORGE TOWN


A very good morning to all of you, Salam Bersih and welcome to the launching of the Sia Boey Rejuvenation Project.

We are gathered here today to celebrate the launch of this project that has the potential to create an iconic landmark for George Town. Accompanying this launch is a two-week public exhibition showcasing the overall concept plan of the project.  The project’s core objective is to transform Sia Boey into an area that facilitates the coexistence of development and heritage conservation in our beloved city of George Town.

Phase One of the project includes the rehabilitation of the Prangin Canal, conservation of the old Prangin Market and upgrading of the site’s landscaping. At a cost of approximately RM6mil, the project’s Phase One is scheduled to be completed in August 2018. Phase Two of the project will be the restoration of the shophouses and upgrading of its surrounding landscape. 

The renewed Sia Boey is to be in line with George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage Site listing while also revitalising the area of KOMTAR Phase 5, 1st Avenue and Prangin Mall, making it the socio-civic centre and business hub of the state.  This year, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the inscription of George Town as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Sia Boey currently harbours one of the largest archaeological investigations in George Town. There are two archaeological sites at Sia Boey, namely the Old Prangin Canal Basin and the police barracks.

These sites will continue to be protected. Sia Boey will also be transformed into an urban park that emphasises heritage. This park will allow communities to continue carrying out events that have been traditionally carried out in the area, such as rituals for the Hungry Ghost Festival which have been held in Sia Boey since the 1850s. Hence, we will enhance Sia Boey through this 4P (Public-private-people-professional) partnership project where everyone has an opportunity to contribute. The vision of this project is to protect Sia Boey’s heritage buildings and practices while promoting a sustainable and liveable public space.

The Sia Boey market will be conserved and restored following an approach that emphasises “doing more by doing less”. There are plans to turn Sia Boey into a centre for traditional trades and crafts that empowers local traders. The renewed Sia Boey will also serve as a green lung for George Town and the KOMTAR Phase 5, 1st Avenue and Prangin Mall area.

The public exhibition on this project showcases the overall concept plan of the project, including details on the rehabilitation of the Prangin Canal, the conservation of the Prangin Market and the shophouses, and the landscaping of the site. The exhibition will be held for two weeks, starting from today - at the Sia Boey market for the first week and at the George Town World Heritage Incorporated office the following week. The exhibition aims to educate the public on the project and offer them an opportunity to provide feedback. 

Before I end my speech, I would like to thank the Penang Development Corporation and GTWHI for their dedication to ensure that this project runs smoothly. Allow me to invite you to browse the public exhibition and give us your valuable input. Let us make the heritage and green initiative a success for our children.

Thank you.

HAN CHIANG NIGHT DINNER

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SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG

IN HAN CHIANG NIGHT DINNER

23 MARCH 2018

 

It gives me great pleasure to be here tonight to say a few words.

Today, Han Chiang University College of Communication is an educational institution with international links to various overseas partner universities. A good education advocates innovation and modern technology for the media and creative industries all available in Han Chiang University College of Communication.

Ladies and gentlemen,

At Han Chiang University College, education is for everyone regardless of socio-economic background. The upgrade of Han Chiang University College status is indeed a defining moment for the local education sector in Penang just as there is a university college like Southern College in Johor and New Era College in Kuala Lumpur.

The State Government is happy to give an initial allocation of RM500,000 and commends the fund-raising efforts that have succeeded in raising more than RM23 million. You are now very close to your target of RM30 million. Congratulations to your fund raising team led by Tan Sri Tan Kok Ping for a job well done. I will be announcing the extra amount that I will give over the next few days.

The education landscape is constantly changing with new technologies. Penang hopes to be a knowledge cluster that spurs creativity and innovation. Penang has the 3Ts of talent, technology and tolerance of new ideas to establish a knowledge of creative cluster. Innovation and productivity are the key elements of wealth creation where proficiency in English and mastery of technology is an important prerequisite. Han Chiang University College can play a role to help Penang grow more human talent.

Penang has a thriving community of various nationalities, and we welcome everyone from other states and countries to pursue their education in Penang. I wish Han Chiang University College every success in its endeavour to provide a dynamic teaching and learning environment for Penang in the 21st century.

Thank you.