ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor state government has embarked on the Johor 4.0 agenda, aimed at turning the state into a leader in digital economy.

Digital Johor Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Abdul Wahab Abdullah said the initiative covers eight phases to be carried out over the period of eight years, beginning this year.

"Johor 4.0 is an industry-driven initiative and Digital Johor, as a subsidiary of Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor Sdn Bhd (KPRJ), acts as the intermediary between the public and private sectors.

"We have to also ensure that the private sector's initiatives are not redundant because we want to reduce wastage. We want everybody to work towards the same goal," said Wahab.

He was speaking to the media during a briefing of the Digital Johor 4.0 Carnival. Also present were KPRJ chief executive officer Abd Razak Mohd Yusoff and TM Johor vice president Ahmad Nasri Mohamed.

The carnival will be launched by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Communication and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak tomorrow (Monday).

Wahab said at the launch, Khaled will also launch the first version of the Johor Applications and Service Solutions (JASS) app.

"The first version of the app will comprise of five areas, namely transportation, financial transaction, leisure and lifestyle, a platform for businesses to connect with the consumers and a platform for a direct information from the government to the people." said Wahab.

He said the JASS app will initially be available at the Google Play Store only with the Apple iOS version being available later.

Source: New Straits Times