The government is expected to launch a national policy on Industry 4.0 by mid-2018, as the country embraces the evolution of a technology-driven global economy.
Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (picture) said the process of drafting the national policy started last year in collaboration with several ministries and relevant agencies.
Public consultations to record inputs from stakeholders, namely industries and academicians, were also held as part of the drafting process, he told the Dewan Negara yesterday.
Ahmad was responding to Senator Datin Rahimah Mahamad who asked on the status of the framework and how the country’s small and medium enterprises are positioned to embrace the Industry 4.0.
“The policy is expected to be launched mid-next year,” he said, adding that the high-level task force set up by his ministry in May 2017 was aimed to formulate a comprehensive nationwide policy and action plan for the development of Industry 4.0.
“In general, this policy aims to make Malaysia a strategic partner for smart manufacturing and related services in Asia Pacific, a key destination for high-tech industry investment and a comprehensive solution provider for advanced technology,” Ahmad said.
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