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Miri’s smart project blueprint for other local councils
Posted on : 13 Apr 2021  Source of News: New Sarawak Tribune
 

(From left) Yii, with Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin (right partially hidden) giving the thumbs up after launching the Miri Smart City-Proof of Concept on Monday.

MIRI: Mayor Adam Yii is optimistic that the pilot project, Miri Smart City — Proof of Concept, will become a blueprint for other local councils in Sarawak.

“I believe, once successfully implemented with reviews, adjustments and fine-tuning, this pilot project can become a blueprint to other local councils.”

Yii was speaking during the launching of the project here on Monday (April 12).

The concept is among the 47 Strategic Action Plans drawn up by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg under the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2018-2022.

“I’m grateful and honoured that the Sarawak government has entrusted Miri City Council with the implementation of this pilot project.

“This is an indication, if I may interpret it, that the Chief Minister has confidence in Miri City Council.”

Last Jan 30, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between Miri City Council and Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd on the project. 

Implementation commenced soon after the signing, and the whole project is divided into 10 programmes.

Safe City — implemented in North Yu Seng Road, consisting mainly of CCTVs and Panic Button Smart Poles.

Digital Signages — implemented at Wireless Walk and in front of Miri Handicraft Centre.

Safe Parks — implemented at Bulatan Park and Miri City Fan. Again, consisting mainly of CCTVs and Panic Button Smart Poles. It has been proven effective as not long after installation, a member of the public had used the “Panic Button” to alert the council’s Command Centre.

This had enabled the medical team to arrive at the scene promptly. The park user who had fainted was able to receive due medical attention.

Next up, Miri Smart City Command Centre — the nerve centre of Miri Smart City Concept and “I call it the Motherboard of Miri Smart City Concept.”

Smart Bus — one can check the routes, online payment through Sarawak Pay or Fare Reduction Card apart from using cash to pay for the bus fares.

Smart Truck — devices are installed to keep track of the route of garbage trucks and detect spillage of rubbish, if any.

Smart Drain — water level sensor pole installed to monitor drain water level and to trigger alarms if the level rises, especially during high tide or during heavy downpours. These are installed at the Taman Tunku area and Piasau Bridge.

Miri Smart City Application — to deal with feedback and complaints, in which the public can interact directly with Miri City Council on their problems and issues.

Miri Tourism for the promotion of tourism in Miri City; and Smart City Mobile Application — an app that can be downloaded for multiple usages and Local Government Accounting System — an improved version of eLA 2 to enhance the internal administration in the council.