The digital economy has the potential to be the key driver in developing new industries and areas of growth in the Asean region as it has become an important element in everyone’s daily life, says Communications and Multimedia Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
Speaking during the Dialogue on China-Asean Information Harbor at the 2021 World Internet Conference Wuzhen Summit virtually today, he said the Covid-19 crisis had transformed digitalisation from healthcare services to online purchases and payments.
Annuar said Malaysia has introduced the National Digital Infrastructure Plan (Jendela) to boost digital connectivity as well as preparing the country for the transition towards 5G technology.
“The 5G deployment in stages will transform Malaysia into an innovation hub and attract new investments worth RM70 billion in the digital sector from international and local investors,” said Annuar.
“This will help the country to create new business opportunities and high-value jobs, with an estimated 100,000 new jobs expected between 2021 and 2025,” he added.
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27 September 2021