Socoe helps Sarawak Lorries Transport Association go digital
By Digital News Asia June 5, 2018
- Easy to monitor industry players and hasten the process of identifying problems or issues
- Over 400 members can stay connected via the platform which displays their business information
A COLLABORATION between Social Community Technology (Socoe) and Sarawak Lorries Transport Association will provide online presence for truck and carriage companies in the state.
This collaboration strives to elevate transportation services to better connect and improve through this digital platform.
Through Socoe's digital efforts, the lorry association which has more than 400 members will now be able to stay connected via the platform which displays all of their business information as well as allow members to interact with each other online.
Minister of Infrastructure Development and Transportation, Dr James Jemut Masing said this venture makes things easier for his ministry especially in monitoring industry players and hastening the process of identifying any problems or issues that needed to be resolved quickly.
"Thank you to Socoe for providing this platform. It is my hope that other business communities in Sarawak will come in and use this platform," said Jemut.
"When we have so many things going around in Sarawak, it is easier for us to know what are the problems that the community has. We have to move on. Business changes -- if we don't change, we will be left behind."
Meanwhile, Socoe founder and chief executive officer Samuel Wong said Socoe's initiatives were in line with Chief Minister Johari Tun Openg's push towards digital economy.
Wong said by categorising according to industry, groups and communities, digital platforms can allow the community to communicate their personal and commercial needs effectively.
"We have so much quality and cost effective goods and services to offer which are not accessible due to this communication gap -- for example, businesses find it difficult to source for trucks to move their large goods and vice versa."
"With the rise of digital economy, things are moving very quickly. It is no longer just about building walls -- it is about building communities with effective communication.
"Sarawakians have the right mindset. There is a big gap for effective communication between the people. The first step is bringing everyone onto the digital platform before we can move forward."
Countries such as Korea, Russia, New Zealand and the US, he said, are all using different methods of execution to bring their citizens onto the platform.
"We are creating communities to begin with so we can group like-minded people of the same industry together - in order to solve issues and provide added value as well."
Socoe is currently working on collaborations with several communities, such as property development, shipping, timber, palm oil, oil and gas, manufacturing, tourism, art and leisure and more.
Also present during the launch are SLTA chairman Phur Pui Ann, and RH Vision managing director Peter Wong.