TOKYO – Mega projects like the MRT have created thousands of employment opportunities for young engineers in Malaysia, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said the MRT would not only transform public transportation in the Klang Valley, but it had also created 2,800 job opportunities for young engineers.
In fact, the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail project would also be creating thousands of job opportunities for qualified young engineers, he said.
“This is among the government’s responsibilities…creating job opportunities, training manpower and bringing back Malaysian talents working abroad,” he said at a dinner with Malaysians here in conjuncton with his three-day official visit to Japan beginning Sunday.
Najib hoped that the Malaysian diaspora in Japan would respond to the government’s challenge to develop their talent here and return to their homeland to grab the employment opportunities created by the government.
“I want you to prove yourself, that once in Japan you are equal to the Japanese. Learn new technologies,” he said.
Also present at the dinner were his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Malaysian ambassador to Japan Datuk Ahmad Izlan Idris, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala and about 260 other Malaysians. – BERNAMA