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RELIABLE UTILITIES AND SUPPORT SERVICESRELIABLE UTILITIES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

A.   AFFORDABLE & RELIABLE ELECTRICITY & WATER SUPPLIES

        In Sarawak, SESCO Berhad (SESCO) is the main supplier of electricity. SESCO provides electricity for industrial, commercial and residential use. The sources of power generation are from coal, gas, diesel and hydroelectric power. Hence, SESCO is able to offer low industrial tariff for its supplies of electricity.

        Water supply in Sarawak is readily available and adheres strictly to the international standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) for drinkable water. Water charges for domestic/ commercial/ industrial usage from Kuching Water Board (KWB), Sibu Water Board (SWB) and LAKU Management Sdn Bhd, Miri are affordable.

 

B.  GOOD TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

        The telecommunication industry is a thriving one. There are increasing numbers of service operators offering a variety of latest telecommunication services.


Telephone

Local call charges:
8 Sen for first 2 minutes and
4 Sen for each additional minutes or part thereof.
National call charges:
10 Sen per unit. 
Monthly telephone rental range from RM13 to RM40.

Television Broadcast

There are 4 television channels in Sarawak:
RTM1, RTM2, TV3 and NTV7  
Digital satellite channels are available through the cable operator, ASTRO.

Radio Broadcast

The radio networks available are:
Sarawak-FM, WAI-FM, Red-FM

Mobile
Networks

There are several mobile networks :
 GSM900, GSM1800 , IMT2000, Wimax (in the 2.3 GHz band).
These networks cover all major towns in Sarawak.

Internet Service Providers

TM Net (Telekom Malaysia Bhd), Jaring (MIMOS Bhd), Maxis Communication Berhad, DiGi Net (DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd) and Time Net (TT dotcom Sdn Bhd).
Broadband Internet Service of up to 4.0M is available from
TM Net’s Streamyx package.

  

C.   AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL AND OTHER SERVICES

i. Banking and Financial Services

         Sarawak is adequately served by a wide network of domestic and international commercial banking institutions. The banks provide a full range of domestic and international banking and advisory services to both individuals and corporate customers. There are also numerous finance companies, merchant banks and other financial intermediaries offering a wide array of facilities to their customers in the State.

ii. Insurance Services

        Many local and international insurance companies are represented in Sarawak. They offer a full range of services and the keen competition between them keeps rates reasonable and competitive.

iii.  Consulting Services

        For investors, various kinds of technical consultancy service are available in the major towns of Sarawak. These include management and legal services, accounting and auditing services, communications services as well as engineering, architectural and construction services.



Telephone

Local call charges:
8 Sen for first 2 minutes and
4 Sen for each additional minutes or part thereof.
National call charges:
10 Sen per unit. 
Monthly telephone rental range from RM13 to RM40.

Television Broadcast

There are 4 television channels in Sarawak:
RTM1, RTM2, TV3 and NTV7  
Digital satellite channels are available through the cable operator, ASTRO.

Radio Broadcast

The radio networks available are :
RTM Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Mobile
Networks

There are several mobile networks :
 GSM900, GSM1800 , IMT2000, Wimax (in the 2.3 GHz band).
These networks cover all major towns in Sarawak.

Internet Service Providers

TM Net (Telekom Malaysia Bhd), Jaring (MIMOS Bhd), Maxis Communication Berhad, DiGi Net (DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd) and
Time Net (TT dotcom Sdn Bhd).
Broadband Internet Service of up to 4.0MM is available from
TM Net’s Streamyx  package.