KK City Hall wins Geo In­no­va­tion Award

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KOTA KINABALU: The ef­forts of the Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) in im­prov­ing the ef­fi­ciency of its ser­vices were not in vain when its Val­u­a­tion Depart­ment project, GeoVal, re­ceived the Geo In­no­va­tion Award.

Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai re­ceived the Geo In­no­va­tion Award from Deputy Nat­u­ral Re­sources and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Datuk Ir Dr Hj Hamim bin Sa­muri in Kuala Lumpur yes­ter­day.

GeoVal is an in­te­grated Val­u­a­tion Ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem de­vel­oped us­ing Ge­o­graph­i­cal In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIS) tech­nol­ogy.

The Esri Malaysia Geo In­no­va­tion Award cel­e­brates the suc­cesses of lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions which have cre­atively used geospa­tial tech­nol­ogy and have made val­u­a­tion con­tri­bu­tions in im­prov­ing and solv­ing so­cial, eco­nomic, busi­ness and en­vi­ron­men­tal chal­lenges.

Truly, GeoVal’s use of GIS tech­nol­ogy to foster a col­lab­o­ra­tive en­vi­ron­ment be­tween de­ci­sion mak­ers across the or­gan­i­sa­tion, has set the bench­mark for oth­ers look­ing to un­der­take the same ini­tia­tive.

When asked to com­ment on this lat­est award won by DBKK, Yeo said that he had al­ways en­cour­aged his staff to work with pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm. In that way, work­ing stress will be set aside and find­ing new ways or ap­proaches in solv­ing the tasks and chal­lenges will set in.

He said that DBKK would like to record its ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the State Gov­ern­ment, es­pe­cially the State Eco­nomic Planning Unit, Min­istry of Fi­nance and Chief Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port and en­cour­age­ment with­out which this in­no­va­tion would never be won.

Dur­ing the awards cer­e­mony and con­fer­ence, DBKK’s Di­rec­tor of Val­u­a­tion, Lifred Wong shared the in­spi­ra­tion, idea and the work­ing of GeoVal. He thanked the en­tire man­age­ment of DBKK for their sup­port and en­cour­age­ment.

He stated that DBKK’s In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Depart­ment had played a mean­ing­ful role in help­ing his depart­ment to achieve this award. He praised his Val­u­a­tion Depart­ment staff for their will­ing­ness to em­brace changes and go for the ex­tra mile to en­sure that what has been planned is be­ing car­ried out suc­cess­fully.

Yeo (sec­ond left) re­ceiv­ing the Geo In­no­va­tion Award from Hamin.

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