MOSTI to ensure teamwork for green technology, digital economy development
15 May 2022
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) will ensure there is collaboration among the government, the private sector, and entrepreneurs for the development of digital economy and green technology in the country.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said the ministry takes seriously the views of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during his working visit to the United States on the development of the digital economy and green technology in Malaysia.
As such, he said the collaboration is important for the ministry’s strategic plan to succeed, especially the National Nanotechnology and Products Roadmap 2021-2025, in making Malaysia a prosperous high-tech country.
“Our current move is to see how seriously we will drive green technology activities, including in the agricultural sector where many more greenhouses are using internet of things and also artificial intelligence.
“We need talent and collaboration among the private sector, the government, and entrepreneurs and I will be responsible to ensure this collaboration happens,” he told reporters after attending the MOSTI Science Carnival and Hari Raya celebration here on Saturday night.
During his working visit, the prime minister invited US investors and businessmen, especially Fortune 500 companies, to invest or increase their investments in the digital economy, green technology, and electric-vehicle (EV) sectors.
Ismail Sabri also suggested to Tesla to invest in Malaysia in producing EVs.
Dr Adham said Malaysia has started on developing EV-related technologies in positioning the country as a producer of EV technology.
He said the NanoMalaysia Energy Storage Technology Initiative programme has also been implemented to serve as a national-level platform aimed at developing and commercialising energy storage systems to be used for electric mobility and supply of uninterrupted power for commercial and domestic use.