Minister urges businesses to embrace digitalisation

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Due to COVID-19, the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has fully embraced technology for relief measures and speeded up digitalisation.

This was highlighted by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah in response to a question by a local media member on the surge of digitisation during a press conference yesterday.

The minister advised businesses to also embrace technology as the people’s buying habits adapt to changes due to COVID-19 pandemic such as using e-platform, order online with door-to-door delivery.

To help businesses and people familiarise with new technology, Digital Economy Council will publish several articles to educate on digitalisation.

The minister encouraged those interested, especially those with difficulty coping with the technology adaptation, to undergo training with DARe (Darussalam Enterprise).