The federal government targets 500,000 job opportunities in the digital economy via a 5G internet technology service which will be available for citizens’ enjoyment soon.
According to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the government is encouraging 875,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to utilise e-commerce platforms via the MyDIGITAL initiative plan.
“This will also be a starting point in attracting new investments of as much as RM70 billion in the digital sector from within or out of states. Next, we’re aiming for an increment of 30 percent for sector productivity levels by 2030.
“5G technology promises speedier internet coverage and will be rolled out to the public in stages by the end of this year. Thus, Malaysia will be among the first in Southeast Asia to build a 5G service ecosystem.”
He said so in his speech during the virtual launching ceremony of MyDIGITAL and Digital Economy Blueprint of Malaysia today (February 19).
Muhyiddin added, the government hopes to empower every Malaysian citizen to improve every aspect of their lives which covers ideas and plans to improve digital literacy.
“Besides provision of high-income job opportunities, it also makes banking affairs easier and more organised.
“In the aspect of education, 5G technology provides access to remote education for children and brings about medical changes all around the country.
“The digital transformation direction plan will also enable business sectors to compete at the global stage by strengthening operational speeds,” he expressed.