Federal Territories Minister, Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, has said that DBKL is embarking on a campaign to make Kuala Lumpur one of the most connected cities in the world over the next three years.
He said that, “a connected city does not just mean faster Internet speed but a city that could encourage innovation and tourism, thus supporting the local economy.” As such, the city council will be focused on three main areas to achieve its goal. These areas are improving broadband connectivity, web-based applications and e-service, and public information technology facilities and resources.
Few details were provided as to how DBKL would actually go about implementing its plan to improve the connectivity of the city; but it appears that many of the initiatives will be aimed at service providers and corporate bodies. Tengku Adnan said that the government would play a more proactive role in compliance with legislation and regulation.
DBKL is also looking forward to upgrading various ICT infrastructures within the city. although what this refers to is currently unclear.
Tengku Adnan said that DBKL will be reaching out to various government departments and services to gather the necessary support and expertise to make the campaign a success.
“DBKL will also start working with leading authorities globally in order to obtain an international perspective, and is confident that it will be able to make this initiative a reality which will benefit the city, its residents and the nation as a whole,” he added.