Malaysia seeks to turn into a high-technology country by 2030

Malaysia seeks to turn into a high-technology country by 2030

Kuala Lumpur (UNA-OIC) – The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is optimistic about implementing and ensuring the success of the policies and initiatives outlined to turn Malaysia into a high-technology country by 2030, the Malaysian Minister of Science Technology and Innovation said on Sunday.

Dr. Adham Baba said MOSTI welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob at the opening of Invest Malaysia 2021 recently on making Malaysia a high-technology country by 2030, targeting the creation of an ecosystem in the economy that is driven by science, technology and innovation.

“This will facilitate local technology development by creating economic opportunities and talents or workforce in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and blockchain technology.

“The target announced by the prime minister is in line with the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (DSTIN) 2021-2030. Malaysia has shown rapid growth in gross domestic product (GDP) from RM204 billion in 1991 to RM1.34 trillion in 2020, the result of successful implementation of the country’s various policies.

“These include DSTIN 2021-2030 which targets economic development and improving the quality of life and the people’s well-being towards achieving the status of high-technology country by 2030,” said the minister.

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