ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Digital Malaysia to generate 160,000 jobs
The programme, Digital Malaysia, is expected to generate 31.1 billion ringgit (US$9.82 billion) in investment value based on a public-private partnership model, said Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) chief executive officer Badlisham Ghazali.
“The investments will be used to create 160,000 jobs, besides providing an additional 7,000 ringgit ($2,209) in annual income for 350,000 citizens via digital income by 2020,” he said yesterday.
Digital Malaysia is a collaboration between the science, technology and innovation ministry and MDeC that was started last year.
Deputy Minister Fadillah Yusof added that individuals and local enterprises would be lured to use ICT to improve their lives through the programme.
Digital Malaysia would allow for ICT penetration in all economic pursuits to enhance productivity and improve the standard of living for Malaysians.
“It will leverage on new and existing initiatives to make the local economy demand-focused, production-centric and high knowledge-added.”
They are Asian e-fulfilment hub, e-payment services for microenterprises and small and medium businesses, shared cloud enterprise services, microsourcing for income generation, accelerated international trade through e-commerce, on-demand customised online education, growing the embedded systems industry and a Mobile Digital Wallet.
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