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KUCHING: Sarawak telecommunications infrastructure company Sacofa Sdn Bhd (Sacofa) launched its Sacofa4U Community Outreach Programme for Kampung Pulau Salak recently.A press release said the corporate social responsibility programme is in addition to ...

Sacofa launches community outreach programme for village

KUCHING: Sarawak telecommunications infrastructure company Sacofa Sdn Bhd (Sacofa) launched its Sacofa4U Community Outreach Programme for Kampung Pulau Salak recently.

A press release said the corporate social responsibility programme is in addition to the three legged tower, which was completed late last year.

Sacofa managing director Zaid Zaini said Kampung Pulau Salak is now equipped with telecommunications infrastructure and technology, which puts it on par with other connected rural areas in Malaysia.

The construction of the telecommunications tower and the launch of our Sacofa4U Community Outreach Programme have ushered in a new era for the local community. This historic moment will certainly bring great opportunities to the local residents especially teachers, students, and entrepreneurs, he said.

Assistant Minister of Rural Electricity Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi officiated at the programme.

Sacofa’s goal is to bridge the digital divide and develop an e-knowledge society, promote human capital development in Sarawak, stimulate innovation and creativity in the telecommunications technology industry and to reinforce government, community and industry efforts towards an information communications technology literate society.

Kampung Pulau Salak, which is accessible by a 20-minute boat ride from the Sungai Daun jetty in Pasir Pandak, Santubong, is home to a small fishing community.

It was connected to electricity supply in October 2013 and subsequently treated water supply in June 2017

Source: Sarawak Government

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