NAP 2020 to transform auto sector into a 'grand sector of connected mobility'

From left: Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming at the launch of the NAP 2020. (Photos by Bernama)

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking at the launch of the NAP 2020.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (centre) holding the NAP 2020 book during the launch of the NAP 2020. Flanking him are Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali (second from left), Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking (fourth from left), and Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Dr Ong Kian Ming (far right).

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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): The National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020), which was launched by the Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today, is aimed at further enhancing the Malaysian automotive industry by transforming the sector into a "grand sector of connected mobility".

In his speech, Minister of International Trade and Industry Datuk Darell Leiking said at the core of the policy, there will be elements of technology such as Next Generation Vehicle (NxGV), Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0).

"On top of stimulating development of vehicles, components and systems equipped with disruptive features, the NAP 2020 is a holistic policy that covers the comprehensive development of industry capacities, including the supply chain, human capital, indigenous technology, after market, exports, infrastructure readiness, standards and regulations," said Leiking during the launch ceremony of the NAP 2020 at Menara MITI along Jalan Duta here.

He added that while the policy addresses the current issues within the industry, it was formulated with a long-term perspective.

For more stories on the NAP 2020, click here.