MALAYSIA TO SHOWCASE INITIATIVES, ACHIEVEMENTS AT NBOS INTERNATIONAL WEEK IN AUGUST
Last Updated: 2016-07-14
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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia July 14 (NNN-Bernama) -- Malaysia will showcase its initiatives and achievements at the NBOS International Week 2016, which will kick-off from Aug 14 to 20 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

Chief Secretary to the Government Dr Ali Hamsa said this is because Malaysia is the pioneer country in adopting NBOS in its strategic planning and operations to deliver services to the public, that are of high impact, low cost and rapidly executed.

He added to date, more than 90 NBOS initiatives have been successfully implemented to address a wide range of economic and social issues.

"Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) won the award winning project last year for being one of the government's efforts and initiatives to provide integrated services under one roof, seven days a week.

"This is an unique service in the world, provided at after working hours. Malaysia would like to set an example and be consultant on NBOS to other nations," he told reporters after the soft launch of NBOS International Week 2016, here today.

Under the NBOS programmes, Ali said projects in rural areas in other sectors such as agriculture, security and safety were also implemented.

Besides showcasing the country's success, he pointed out, Malaysia would also like to learn and improve its current concept by replicating what others have done.

On the NBOS International Week 2016, Ali said six major international events have been arranged, including NBOS Open Day (Aug 14-20), NBOS Run & Ride (Aug 14), and International Conference on Blue Ocean Strategy (ICBOS) from Aug 16-18).

The 6th Commonwealth Public Service Ministers Meeting on Governance for Sustainable Development will take place on Aug 17, while Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Biennial Conference 2016 from Aug 18-20.

For the ICBOS, Ali said Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, Cambodia and Maldives were among nations that have confirmed their attendance with 3,000 participants from around the world to attend the conference.

"ICBOS is aimed at giving an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and ideas on injecting creativity and innovation in the formulation and implementation of national policies that impact the people," he added.

On the CAPAM, Ali said the Biennial Conference, themed 'Innovation: A
Public Service Imperative',is expected to be attended by over 1,000 delegates from Commonwealth member countries.

Through this conference, Malaysia will share its experiences and expertise in the field of good governance particularly in relation to the Government Transformation Program (GTP), Economic Transformation Programs (ETP) and the concept of 1Malaysia (People First, Performance Now).

According to Ali, both ICBOS and CAPAM Biennial Conference will beofficiated by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. -- NNN-BERNAMA