Women Asked To Adopt New Technologies

SARIKEI: Women have been asked to equip themselves with new technologies in order to tap opportunities available online.

Assistant Minister of Urban Planning, Land Administration and Environment Datu Len Talif Salleh said by being computer-savvy or well-versed with smartphone applications, women would be able to succeed in e-commerce.

As we are heading towards a digital-economy or e-commerce, IT knowledge is not just confined to the youngsters, and smartphones are no longer considered as luxuries, but a necessity for all irrespective of age, he said in a speech read by Special Affairs Department (Jasa) Sarikei officer Ahmat Adai at the launching of the Kelab Usahanita Berjaya Sarikei (Kuick) Convention recently.

He said with new technologies, women could increase contributions to their household income as well as help in nation building.

Len said the convention would provide local women entrepreneurs with a platform to develop new ideas and chart an appropriate course of action.

He commended Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) Sarikei for organising the convention.

Source: Sarawak Government