Smart farming, aerospace and digital economy can inject dynamism into economy

​Smart farming, aerospace and the digital economy can play a big role in injecting new dynamism in the bid to become a high-income economy, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali

Smart farming, aerospace and the digital economy can play a big role in injecting new dynamism in the bid to become a high-income economy, says Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He said the three sectors can also create a wider range of job opportunities and raise living standards of everyone in our society in the effort to face the challenges of Industry 4.0.

“Twenty-one industry experts in smart farming, aerospace and the digital economy have provided their inputs for immediate attention by the government in its efforts to explore and galvanise the economic potential in these three sectors,” he said in a statement here today.

Mohamed Azmin said the engagement sessions he chaired today with these prime movers in their respective sector are very important in fine-tuning the needs and priorities in the ongoing process of formulating the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

He said these efforts show the government’s commitment to ensuring the views of all quarters are taken into account, with comprehensive details implemented to determine the nation’s direction of development for the upcoming five years.

The 12MP, which is expected to be tabled in August 2020 at the Dewan Rakyat, is the first phase in the implementation of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (SPV2030).

The preparation of the 12MP will be based on three objectives of SPV2030 -- development for all, addressing wealth and income disparities, and forging a united, prosperous and dignified nation.

The engagement sessions were also attended by Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Senator Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin, Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (TERAJU) chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Economic Affairs Ministry secretary-general Datuk Saiful Anuar Lebai Hussen, senior officials of the ministry, and the 12MP drafting team.

Source: Bernama 

Posted on : 20 February 2020
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Last Updated : Thursday 21st May 2020