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Government to ensure Malaysia as a destination for ICT based investments

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The government of Malaysia will continue to implement measures to ensure that Malaysia remains a choice destination for Information and Communications Technology-based (ICT) investments.

Speaking at the opening of the International Conference on e-Commerce 2006 (ICoEC 2006), Science, Technology and Innovations Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis said the country had yet to grasp fully the opportunities presented by the information revolution presents and specific attention would be given to promote the widespread use of electronic commerce (e-Commerce). The two-day conference was organised by the Accountancy Faculty of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). Jamaludin said development of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), for instance, would focus on the development of corridor networks, covering the three existing cyber cities and four new cyber centres. Facilities at Cyberjaya would also be enhanced to attract new ICT investors, he said. Jamaludin said as the country was moving towards the beginning of the second phase of Vision 2020, the government aimed to increase the value add of existing economic sectors as well as generating new knowledge-intensive activities and employment in ICT, biotechnology and services in order to move up the economy. He said efforts and initiatives have been undertaken by the government to encourage e-Commerce applications in the country

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