KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
will draw up a space industry strategic plan to stimulate the local space
Its deputy minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the plan would be
developed together with the International Trade and Industry Ministry through
the National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO).
“Besides that, research and development (R&D), and infrastructure and
expertise development will be boosted to support the country’s aspiration to
become a country empowered by science, technology and innovation.
“MOSTI will also continue to strengthen cooperation and international
networking in the space sector,” he said.
Abu Bakar was replying to a question from Julian Tan Kok Ping (DAP-Stampin)
at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today, on the government’s plans towards the
National Space Policy and the development status, project objectives and
research pertaining to the initiative.