Najib To Announce 12 New ICT-based EPPs By Year-end

By Wednesday November 9th, 2011 No Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will unveil 12 new ICT-based Entry-Point Projects (EPPs) by year-end, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Maximus Ongkili.

The 12 EPPs, under the Digital Malaysia initiative, is expected to generate RM60 billion in gross national income (GNI) until 2020.

“Half of them are already linked to the existing National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs),” Ongkili told reporters after launching the Fuji Xerox DocuWorld 2011 and 45th anniversary here Wednesday.

He said the specific names of the new EPPs will be announced by the Prime Minister at the launch.

Ongkili said essentially, the whole purpose of Digital Malaysia, is proper coordination of all investment and growth within the ICT sub sectors.

“It could be from e-government, e-society or the industry,” he added.

Source : Bernama

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