Malaysia heading towards top 10 Global Digital Competitiveness Index
21 Feb 2022
The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) is confident that Malaysia will be able to be in the Global Digital Competitiveness Index’s top 10 ranking in terms of digital infrastructure by 2025.
This can be achieved by addressing the issue of digital infrastructure construction through enhancing the cooperation between the relevant ministries and agencies, said MPC director-general Datuk Abdul Latif Abu Seman.
In a statement today, he said that such cooperation is crucial to coordinate infrastructure data in order to design the appropriate interventions in digital infrastructure construction.
He also noted that under the 12th Malaysia Plan, there are differences in relevant policies and regulations with regards to the provision of digital infrastructure in each state.
“As such, one of the steps that can be taken to improve Malaysia’s standing is accelerating the construction of digital infrastructure through continuous engagement sessions.
“This is to increase the industry’s understanding of the government’s efforts in improving the business environment, especially in relation to the construction of digital infrastructure along the highways,” he said.
Abdul Latif said MPC has been focusing on change management, together with MyDIGITAL Corporation in collaboration with the Business Facilitation Special Task Force (PEMUDAH), Productivity Nexus, ministries and agencies to support the country’s digital competitiveness.
He added that technology and digitalisation are important factors to boost productivity, which contributes to the people’s well-being.
“MPC had also conducted a deep-dive on competitiveness indicators to identify specific issues which pose a challenge to the country’s competitiveness in terms of the implementation of improvements.
“This is jointly conducted by the public and private sectors through the ‘collaborative innovation’ approach,” he added.