The MyDIGITAL Catalytic Projects Task Force (CPTF) will be utilising smart solutions in the transportation and logistics sectors to enhance road safety, reduce congestion and provide a seamless mobility experience to road users.
The CPTF is a proactive initiative by the government based on public-private partnerships to accelerate the digital and technological transformation of Malaysia’s economy.
It said in a statement that PLUS, together with Celcom Axiata Bhd, will leverage the CPTF platform to identify and effectively address issues regarding the implementation of these technologies, paving the way for safer highways.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) and co-chair of the CPTF Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said some policy issues will be escalated to the Cabinet for further discussion to facilitate problem-solving, cutting across the various ministries, industry sectors, and technology domains.
“There are various challenges to be solved, and the CPTF will ensure that the Catalytic Projects are fully focused on delivering the intended results of de-bottlenecking issues related to regulations and policies in the verticals identified, and creating easier pathways for other companies within the sector to grow,” Mustapha said.
Since the first CPTF meeting in April, various initiatives have been unveiled, including drone technology in precision farming and autonomous moving robots.
The Catalytic Projects also pave the way for a future where the public and private sectors collaborate in tackling issues to future-proof the economy via technological solutions.
CPTF co-chair and council member of MED4IRN Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim noted that the identification of sectors by the CPTF is the first step to establishing a workable framework track record.
He also stressed that the CPTF is making game-changing moves, which will unlock exponential growth in transportation, logistics and elsewhere through technology.
“I’m optimistic that we will be able to expand into other sectors and spur other companies to innovate.
“We urge the private sector to leverage the CPTF platform to solve project challenges, and contribute to the MyDIGITAL aspiration,” Jamaludin added.