MyDIGITAL expected to create 500,000 jobs, contribute 22.6% to GDP by 2025
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — The MyDIGITAL initiative is expected to create 500,000 jobs in the digital economy and contribute 22.6 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin said.
The Prime Minister said the initiative would complement national development policies such as the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) and Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB 2030).
“MyDIGITAL sets out a combination of initiatives and targets across the three phases of implementation until 2030.
“By 2025, the digital economy is expected to contribute 22.6 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product,” he said when launching the MyDIGITAL and Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint virtually here on Friday.
Muhyiddin said that the government would also encourage 875,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to accept the use of e-commerce.