Malaysia reviews several international treaties to boost space industry - Fadillah
LANGKAWI - Malaysia is actively reviewing several international treaties related to the space sector to further enhance the national space industry, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.
He said the move was made due to the nation's positive outlook to collaborate with other countries in the region to capitalise on various socio-economic opportunities with the addition of cost competitiveness in accessing the space.
"For instance, space manufacturing services for materials research and development, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, fibre optics, and semiconductor manufacturing can leverage the unique conditions and capabilities of space technology to improve manufacturing processes, develop novel materials, and advance technological capabilities.
"I warmly welcome each country in the region to join hands and contribute according to their respective strengths and expertise, aiming to establish Southeast Asia as an advanced space region comparable to the more developed space sectors in Europe, Japan, and the United States.”
Fadillah said that in his officiating speech before launching the Malaysia Space Industry Strategic Plan 2030 (SISP 2030) and Langkawi International Space Forum in conjunction with Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2023 (Lima '23) at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre here today.
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