Speech by Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng during the Tech Dome Penang Groundbreaking ceremony
Chief Minister of Penang : As a hub for technology learning and exchange of ideas, the objective is for TDP to be a vehicle for improving scientific literacy and technology acumen in Malaysia. The Centre will provide a platform for people from all walks of life to discover the wonders of technology and to develop their technology skills and potential.
As part of the brand-building and public awareness campaign for Tech Dome PENANG, a series of 9 roadshows have been planned out at various shopping malls in Penang from August to December 2014 with another 9 to be planned for 1H2015 leading up to the targeted opening of the centre in the second half of next year.
Tech Dome Penang was formed upon Penang State Government initiative as one of the five key pillars of the Penang Science Cluster. The formation of Tech Dome Penang with its missions as outlined below was in response to the growing need for talent in the fields of science, engineering and technology and to arrest the decline in knowledge, interest and competitiveness in these fields amongst Malaysian students and the general public.