KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 6): The Malaysian Drone Technology Action Plan 2022-2030 (MDTAP30) will be developed as a national agenda to support the drone ecosystem, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
He said these were among matters decided at the National Digital Economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution Council (MED4IRN) he chaired on Tuesday (Sept 6), which was also attended by ministers and heads of departments and agencies involved.
“The Malaysian Research Accelerator for Technology and Innovation (MRANTI) will be the coordinating agency and secretariat of MDTAP30, which will submit progress reports to Emerging Technology Clusters,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ismail Sabri said the Traffic Management for Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS-TM) will also be developed to improve the efficiency of the Drone Operator Registration Process to increase UAS registration by 2030.
In addition, the meeting also took note of matters raised by industry players, such as bureaucracy, that will be looked into as part of efforts to develop the country's drone industry.
Ismail Sabri said the drone industry in Malaysia has the potential to generate growth of RM50.71 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is capable of creating 100,000 job opportunities by 2030.