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Digitalisation development in new services sector blueprint a top priority

Digitalisation development in new services sector blueprint a top priority

08 Dec 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Top priority will be given to the development of digitalisation in the new services sector blueprint 2021-2025 to complement the Jalinan Digital Negara Plan (Jendela), the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) said.

Senior Minister and International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said all new programmes on digitalisation under the blueprint would support and complement all Jendela initiatives as part of the continuous efforts to ensure the well-being of the people.

The government has recently formulated the Jendela initiative to improve coverage and quality of service and set the foundation for 5G.

“This will be achieved via a phased approach, beginning with key quick-win initiatives, maximising the existing resources and infrastructure to ensure the people can get maximal broadband connectivity.

“Subsequently, the requisite high-tech infrastructure will be put in place to fast track our transition into 5G wireless technology, ” he said in his opening remarks at the Leadership and Digital Summit 2020: Go B.I.G with Digital.

Mohamed Azmin said as an enabler of higher and quicker rate of technology adoption and digital transformation, the implementation of Jendela is therefore timely and central and no doubt would be a primary catalyst to propel the country to a higher trajectory of economic growth.

He said the government has renewed focus on increasing foreign direct investments, enhancing productivity and re-instilling consumer confidence.

Prioritising essential areas such as improving the ease of doing business, enhancing the usage of technology and digitalisation across public and private sectors, as well as ensuring a stable labour market would be requisite for continued flow of high value-added investments into the country.

Mohamed Azmin said the government’s expansionary budget for 2021 was indeed noteworthy, with a clear focus on exponential productivity growth through the adoption of digital technology and IR4.0.

Source: Bernama