Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint: How we can achieve 100pc internet access | Malay Mail

Malaysia Digital Economy Blue…

Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint: How we can achieve 100pc internet access | Malay Mail

Malay Mail | 2021-02-19 02:18

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 -- The Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, which will be launched today, aims to achieve 100 per cent household access to the internet. This will enable students to access online learning and create 500,000 new jobs by 2025. In 2019, only 90.1 per cent of all households had internet access and only 35.3 per cent households have access to fixed broadband in urban areas and even less in rural areas with only 11.7 per cent households having access to fixed broadband. The blueprint is looking at a RM70 billion investment in digitalisation by 2025 with a goal of the digital economy eventually contributing 22.6 per cent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Under the blueprint, all 1.7 million civil servants are expected to be digitally literate by 2025 and the public sector will provide cashless transactions as the preferred option by 2022. About 80 per cent…


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