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Investment, Trade, and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz. — Picture by BERNAMA

Minister advocates for sustainable design as manufacturing industry’s main agenda

PUTRAJAYA, June 12 — The sustainable design approach, emphasising the use of recycled materials and environmentally friendly technologies, needs to become the primary agenda of Malaysia’s manufacturing industry.

Investment, Trade, and Industry (Miti) Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said this will reduce negative environmental impacts and ensure the preservation of natural resources for future generations.

In a speech read by Miti deputy secretary-general (management and investment) Datuk Bahria Mohd Tamil at the Malaysia Good Design Award 2023/2024 today, he said the National Energy Transition Roadmap is among the government’s initiatives to create new sustainable-oriented business opportunities.

This initiative focuses on the use of sustainable and efficient energy and carbon reduction, which are crucial in combating climate change and promoting sustainable development.

Tengku Zafrul said the Madani government’s main focus this year is to accelerate further the country’s economic growth by prioritising efforts to attract both domestic and foreign investors to invest in Malaysia.

“To this end, various initiatives are being intensified to strengthen investment infrastructure so that Malaysia becomes a leading global investment destination,” he said.

Tengku Zafrul added that the government strongly encourages the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in all manufacturing industries in Malaysia to provide significant competitive advantages, create new economic opportunities, and improve the quality of life for the people.

“The government believes that a country that masters this technology will lead in global innovation and set new standards in technological development.

“In the design sector, AI applications have transformed the way designers work. It is now used to automate repetitive design tasks or generate complex visual innovations,” he said.

This technology enables designers to explore various design options more efficiently, simulate usage scenarios, and provide personalised solutions to meet customer needs more accurately, saving time and increasing productivity.

— Bernama

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