|Launching Of The Cyberjaya Dedicated Transportation System|
LAUNCHING OF THE CYBERJAYA DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Y Bhg Dato' Dr. Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Abdullah
Y Berusaha Encik Redza Rafiq
Y Bhg Dato' Rahim Mokti
Y Bhg Dato' Badlisham Ghazali
Members of the Board of Cyberview Sdn. Bhd.,
Ladies and gentlemen.
2. The Government continues to accord priority to promote MSC as the regional and global ICT and multimedia hub. Cyberview, as the landowner of Cyberjaya and the entity mandated to spearhead this township development, has been successful in its efforts to provide a conducive business and living environment for ICT companies. Since its inception in 1997, Cyberjaya has evolved in many ways in response to changes in the global ICT business environment. Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) has become a more prominent activity which contributes towards the change in the demography, and the way the township operates.
3. In line with the efforts to enhance the competitiveness of Cyberjaya in the global SSO industry, the Government has announced in 2006 Budget, an initiative to further improve the public transportation systems, particularly in terms of providing bus services to cater for the requirements of SSO companies in Cyberjaya.
4. Today, it gives me great pleasure to see the realization of that initiative with the official launch of the Dedicated Transportation System. I would like to congratulate Cyberview Sdn. Bhd., and RAPID KL, the largest operator of public transportation in the Klang valley, as well as the Multimedia Development Corporation for their efforts in successfully developing and delivering this system. Indeed, the DTS is the first of its kind in the world that utilizes GPS technology to monitor the timeliness, safety and maintenance of the buses. It presents an excellent alternative for workers, particularly those who are now commuting daily to Cyberjaya.
5. A recent survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan on Global Shared Services and Outsourcing noted that the SSO market worldwide was worth US$930 billion in 2006. This market is expected to reach a size of US$1,430 billion by the end of 2009. In this regard, we need to accelerate efforts at attracting SSO companies to locate in Cyberjaya.
6. Among the key factors that determine a company's decision in the choice of location for its SSO are the availability of skills, IP regulations, infrastructure and most importantly, cost of doing business. In this context, Cyberview Sdn Bhd. has been successful in managing some of these factors, particularly ensuring Cyberjaya's competitiveness and maintaining its attractiveness among other Cybercities.
7. The provision of quality and efficient public transportation is also key towards ensuring the attractiveness of cyber cities. Recognizing its importance, the Government has given its full support to the implementation of the DTS, including financial support. I am confident this initiative will further boost Cyberjaya's position in the ICT industry.
8. With DTS, the cost of traveling will be reduced tremendously, whilst the Global Positioning Satellite provides companies with the assurance that their employees will arrive to work safely and on time. Even the bus speed is monitored and accidents are immediately detectable.
9. Going forward, the Government will continue to ensure that the supporting infrastructure and social amenities in Cyberjaya will be further enhanced.
10. Saya yakin pelancaran DTS pada hari ini akan menyumbang lagi ke arah hasrat Kerajaan untuk menjadikan Cyberjaya sebagai salah satu cyber city yang berjaya dan terkemuka di negara ini. Oleh itu, saya ingin sekali lagi merakamkan ucapan setinggi tahniah kepada semua pihak yang telah menjayakan initiatif ini.
11. Dengan ini, saya dengan sukacitanya melancarkan Dedicated Transportation System Cyberjaya.
Ministry of Finance
10 September 2007
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