The PEDi at the service of economic development

KUALA PERLIS: Keluarga Malaysia’s Digital Economic Centers (PEDi) are more than just internet hubs as they can bring greater benefits to Malaysians and the country, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pictured).

He said the centers would be a nationwide network that would drive increased app usage and broadband availability in a region and train audiences to become digital content creators.

“While we used to focus on connectivity, we are now shifting to using facilities to create content that will benefit Malaysians and our country,” he told reporters after presenting nomination letters. to the presidents of the PEDi in the State.

During his speech, he expressed hope that the centers would be catalysts and engage Malaysians in the digital economy, including those just starting out and young people in rural areas.

Bernama said he said the government had previously agreed to approve allocations of RM200 million to add 167 more centers across the country, and tenders for the construction of the centers were underway.

“The country needs to focus on applications so that citizens can use broadband services in areas that can generate income, change their lifestyle and help them create useful digital content,” he said. -he declares.

He hopes the appointed presidents will strive to provide training at all levels until citizens can create digital content that could benefit the public.

“Insya-Allah, in the future the centers will have their buildings which can be hubs capable of providing internet facilities within a radius of one kilometer,” he said.

Annuar said the issue is currently being investigated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).