Davao City to establish 2-way link with Malaysia

Davao City to establish 2-way link with Malaysia

DAVAO CITY – Government officials here, led by Mayor Sebastian Z. Duterte, have successfully concluded a recent official visit to Malaysia for the establishment of a two-way connection between this city and Putrajaya in that country.

In a statement Tuesday, the City Information Office said the meeting, which took place on May 12, holds the makings of stronger trade and tourism relations with Putrajaya City, and Malaysia as a whole, which could benefit this city’s local economy.

Duterte said he was impressed by the best practices of the Putrajaya City government, particularly by its One Government Center and the Putrajaya Command Centre, and envisions establishing the same in this city.

“We also hope to establish the ‘one government center’ away from the city proper that will host all government offices. This will provide residents easier access to government services and will greatly decongest the city proper in terms of government transactions,” he said.

The visit came after Consul Ahmadulkuddus bin Husain of the Consulate General of Malaysia in Davao City invited Davao City officials to Malaysia, in coordination with the Davao City Investment Promotion Center.

The delegation also conducted a tour of the Putrajaya Command Centre, which serves as an integrated operation facility that monitors the city’s safety, security, traffic flow, information technology infrastructures, and environmental sensors round the clock.

Established in 2004, the center has been upgraded with the latest technologies in August 2018.

The Putrajaya Government Center, meanwhile, is home to several official buildings, including the prime minister’s office, the Putrajaya International Convention Center, the Putrajaya Command Centre, and other key offices.

Kuala Lumpur, however, remains to be Malaysia’s capital and premier financial and commercial center.

Putrajaya is a new federal government administrative center that is linked to a mini-command center located at the Putrajaya police headquarters using a fiber optic connection to ensure the whole system is running smoothly.

During their visit there, Davao City officials also met with Malaysian Palm Oil Board Director General Datuk Dr. Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir to discuss the strengthening of trade relations between Malaysia and this city. (PNA)

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