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Automotive firms laud National Automotive Policy 2020
Published on: Saturday, February 22, 2020
By: Bernama
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Kuala Lumpur: The newly-launched National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020) is proof of the government’s consistencies towards advancing the Malaysian automotive eco-system to the next level, an industry player said.

Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Nasional Sdn Bhd (Perodua) President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said this is apparent on the continued support for component localisation, which is the backbone of the country’s automotive industry.

Over the past decade, Perodua has purchased a total of RM43.5 billion worth of components from local suppliers, with RM5.4 billion purchased was made last year alone. “This year, we are expecting to spend nearly RM6 billion on locally-sourced automotive components.

“This volume sustains and fortifies the Malaysian automotive eco-system, contributing to the economy, jobs and nation-building,” he said in a statement today, adding that the government is also consistent to further the energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) programme, in which many players have invested.

He said Perodua is Malaysia’s first and largest EEV manufacturer and has to date, produced and sold over 800,000 EEVs. – Bernama


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