【2019财政预算案】奖掖中小企业转型 政府发放20亿令吉拨款 Digital players welcome SME-focused, Industry 4.0 initiatives in Budget 2019
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2018 Nov 02, Friday

【2019财政预算案】奖掖中小企业转型 政府发放20亿令吉拨款

财政部长林冠英表明,政府将在2019至2021年拨款2亿1000万令吉,支持转型与转移至工业4.0,并将透过大马生产力机构协助首500家中小企业,进行转移至工业4.0平台的准备状态评估。

他在国会下议院提呈预算案时指出,政府将提供200万令吉予卓越科学工艺知识资源(KRSTE.my),以促进更多公共及私人界领域针对现有资源合作。

他披露,在2019年,政府将为私人界提供与共享250个设施、1200个科学设备及研究数据。因此,政府将展开研究员配对计划,透过私人界安排至少100名的研究员使用我们的研究设施,这笔经费将由政府承担。

他进一步说明,政府将给予中小企业奖掖投资工业4.0下的自动化与现代化项目,在商业融资担保有限公司(SJPP)下发放20亿令吉拨款,政府将提供高达70%的担保。

我们将透过马来西亚发展银行创设一个总值30亿令吉的数码转型基金,提供2%的低息。有关基金的目的在于培育高科技产业,诸如动画、机器人、人工智能等。工业4.0作为特别重点倡议,大马投资发展机构(MIDA)将继续透过其高效能基金(HIF)提供配对辅助。  这些活动包括研发、获取国际证书与标准的倡议、现代化与提升设施及工具,还有采购新科技或高科技或其专利。”

他说:“ 国库控股将主导及发展梳邦的80英亩的发展项目,把马航总部旧址发展为世界级的航天工业枢纽。国库控股也将与相关机构合作,特别是人民信托局(MARA),孕育熟练技工迎合工业需求。”

除了这些措施之外,为提升大学生符合市场需求的能力,以及与工业4.0相关的劳动力的技能水平,政府也有意提供双重扣税予:

他补充,公司提供给学生,报读技职培训、工程与科技的文凭和大学文凭课程的奖学金。

“公司参与由人力资源部或大马投资发展局,所批准的全国工业4.0双重培训计划和相关计划的费用。公司为学生展开,获人力资源部批准的工程和科技领域的结构化培训计划的费用。”

资料来源:The Malaysian Insight (华语版)


Digital players welcome SME-focused, Industry 4.0 initiatives in Budget 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 2): The government’s allocations for the development of Industry 4.0 in Budget 2019, particularly for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), have been welcomed by players in the digital economy.

“We commend measures such as the Industry Digitalisation Transformation Fund, as well as the Business Loan Guarantee Scheme, to help small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) invest in automation and modernisation,” said Albert Chai, managing director of Cisco Malaysia in a statement today.

E-commerce giant Lazada Malaysia noted that the RM4.5 billion allocation under the SME Loan Fund resonated with its commitment to empower local sellers in growing their businesses.

“We are also moved by the government’s decision to reduce fixed line broadband prices by the end of 2018 and allocate RM1 billion for the National Fibre Connectivity Plan to boost internet connectivity in rural areas… We currently have over 50,000 sellers who will benefit from this initiative and we plan to empower a total of 100,000 sellers by mid 2019,” Lazada Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Christophe Lejeune said.

Meanwhile, DHL Express Malaysia said it was encouraged by the RM2 billion worth of takaful facilities by the Export Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM bank), RM1 billion for the SME Shahriah Compliant Financing scheme and RM100 million to upgrade the capabilities of SMEs in the halal export industry.

“We believe that Budget 2019 is a good step forward in creating opportunities for local businesses to increase export capacity and readiness,” said DHL Express Malaysia commercial head Ooi Chooi Lee, adding that the group has seen first hand, benefits that local SMEs can reap from exporting their products.

Notably, the government also allocated RM210 million to support transitions towards Industry 4.0 for the first 500 million SMEs under the Readiness Assessment Programme. It also announced RM3 billion for the Industry Digitalisation Transformation Fund and RM2 million towards the Knowledge Resource for Science and Technology Excellence (KRSTE.my).

“SMEs want to digitise but the lack of financial resources is hindering progress. This assistance, if channelled and utilized properly, is a positive step towards driving Industry 4.0 in Malaysia and supporting SMEs, said Tervinderjit Singh, vice president of research at technology advisory firm Gartner.

“In 2019, the government will make available 250 facilities and 1,200 scientific 46 equipment and research data for the private sector to access and share. On top of that, we will start a Researcher-Mapping program to place at least 100 researchers at our research facilities with the private sector, with the cost borne by the government,” Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng had said in his speech today.

Source: The Edge Markets



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