FREE WiFi SERVICES FOR PJ RESIDENTS
The Selangor government launched the Selangor Public Integrated Services (SPINS) yesterday, which will provide free WiFi services to the residents of Petaling Jaya.
Selangor Mentri Besar, Tan Si Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, said the services will empower the residents with knowledge and information from the internet whilst bridging the information gap to the residents.
He said the online services could be better managed to cater to the needs of the population which will make their business with the state government and local authority more convenient and less time consuming.
"The initiative led by Petaling Jaya City Council [MBPJ] is not only aimed at the rich but also to the people who are in the lower income bracket to ensure they are not left behind.
They will provide direct services to the people with more internet-based services like paying taxes or settling summons to the local councils", he said after launching the event.
Khalid said that the local council will work with local residents associations to provide training and promote the services to the people.
"We will provide free classes to teach the basics of the internet to school children, housewives and the elderly so they could use the services provided," he said.
Petaling Jaya Mayor Datuk Roslan Sakiman said he as proud that PJ was selected to be the pioneer in the Spins project which will be expanded to the whole state this year.
The project costs RM40 million with 200 monopoles to distribute broadband signals to PJ city.