The state government via the Perak Lands and Mines Office will be executing an e-Tanah (e-Land) project, an integrated computer system to improve land administration efficiency starting February 15.
According to the Menteri Besar of Perak, Dato’ Saarani Mohamad, the e-Tanah project enables users to submit applications and land tax payments online.
“The system is viewed as an important driver towards full usage of online technology to mobilise delivery of digital public service.
“Digitalisation of public service is no longer a choice; it’s a must-have, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This step is to fulfill users’ call for a land management delivery system that’s easier, comprehensive and user-friendly.”
He said so in a media statement after witnessing the signage of the e-Tanah concession agreement between the federal government, state government and Puncak Tegap Sdn Bhd which was held virtually today (January 29).
Saarani added, with the e-Tanah system, wireless, cashless and paperless applications and payment transactions are now possible. The necessity of a digital management is not only crucial for land offices but also members of the public who feel more comfortable performing online transactions without having to travel to government counters.
“The e-Tanah project is a step to adapt to the new norm in public services via delivery of an online government system by encouraging cashless payments, reducing face-to-face movements at counters and reducing revenue leakage,” he mentioned.
State government representative was state secretary, Dato’ Ahmad Suaidi Abdul Rahim; the federal government represented by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Dato’ Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah; and representing Puncak Tegap was chief executive officer, Nigel Lee.