KUALA LUMPUR – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has launched the MyAssist MSME Portal, a one-stop centre and new norm solution for business facilitation needs of the small and medium-sized entreprises (SMEs), reported Bernama.
The Prime Minister said as a Government initiative under the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), the portal provides a platform for SMEs to seek business advisory and information, guidance and digital marketing opportunities.
Muhyiddin said this in a pre-recorded speech for the virtual launch of MyAssist MSME Portal and National SME Week 2021 on June 30.
He said it was timely that the portal was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, which had forced society to adopt digital applications in many aspects of daily life, hence increasing the use of information technology.
To improve the digital network in the country, the Prime Minister said the Government had announced the implementation of the national digital infrastructure plan, Jalinan Digital Negara (JENDELA), which will be the country’s digital communication improvement platform under the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021–2025).
JENDELA will be the platform to achieve that aspiration by accelerating the country’s digital connectivity through the distribution of mobile, fibre optic and wireless access and paving the way to 5G, he explained.
While congratulating the launch of the ASEAN Access portal on June 16, the Prime Minister said the portal also has on display trade information and market access for the SME to explore to expand their business to the ASEAN region.
“I believe the ASEAN Access portal, which also hosts the MyAssist, will be the pathway for local SMEs to spread their wings abroad and for foreign SMEs to choose Malaysia as their destination for investment and business expansion, hence boost the country’s economic growth,” he said.
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