Gov’t Is Implementing 5G Farming To Tackle Food Supply Issues

This move is to ensure the country’s food security agenda will be strengthen further under the 12th Malaysia Plan.
(credit: Malay Mail)

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5G seems to be the buzzword nowadays for the government. Let’s not forget, the more we implement technology into something, the more susceptible it is to hacks.  Hopefully the government doesn’t just focus on 5G but forgets about the security aspect. What’s next for 5G? water supply? food?

In a news report by The Star, according to Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is developing a modern agriculture plan that focuses on 5G technology to advance the nation’s food security agenda.

He added the Iskandar Malaysia region’s modern agriculture sector will primarily be supported by 5G technology and to address problems with the food supply, the development will be accelerated.

This effort aligns with the government’s food security agenda through various allocations to be channelled under the 12th Malaysia Plan.

The modern agriculture initiatives in Iskandar Malaysia will place Irda as the agrifood hub of Malaysia.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

According to Ismail Sabri, IRDA is also working on the Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Develop-ment Plan 2022–2030, which will make the area one of the main economic engines in Malaysia.

The plan emphasises how we can ensure the country practises sustainable development and the economy remains resilient in facing shocks and pressures.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

IRDA has registered RM367.8 billion in investments since its formation, of which 60%, or RM219 billion, have been realised.

RM148.1bil of the total investments are made by foreign investors and Iskandar Malaysia reported RM13.2 billion in committed investments as of June, of which RM5.9 billion was realised.

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