SEREMBAN: The Negeri Sembilan state government is planning on developing a mini Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) in the not too distant future to attract more investors to the state.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the state should take the opportunity amid the rising costs and congestion in the Klang Valley.
"The property and office rental cost in Negeri Sembilan is still low. However, this (mini MSC) will not be enough, we should also build up broadband Internet facility in the state," he said in his speech at the launch of the 1NS*Net and 1NS Wireless City here.
The presence of efficient broadband is expected to be an attraction for those working in Kuala Lumpur to buy properties in this state considering the lower prices of property and land.
Mohamad said that before the mini MSC project takes off in few years, he wanted to see broadband facility in Negeri Sembilan reaching 70% by 2015 compared with about 32% currently.
Meanwhile, the 1NS*Net is a project where all the the various Internet networks used by the state government presently will be integrated at the cost of about RM12mil. The project will enable the sharing of all data from the state government departments and agencies.
The 1NS Wireless City project meanwhile, with a cost of RM2.1mil, will enable the people to enjoy free Internet facilities in public areas.
Mohamad believes the 1NS Wireless City will be an attraction to investors and tourists.
"We have developed it in Port Dickson, where there are many tourists and hotels. This free internet system can be also used in Rantau and Tampin. People from other districts can start surfing the Net for free, effective from the end of October," he said.
Also present at the event was the chief executive officer of Telekom Malaysia Group Bhd, Datuk Seri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa. - Bernama