China’s training on disaster management sought

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 11 Jul 2019

BEIJING, 10 Julai -- Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (dua, kiri) bersama Ketua Pengarah Pusat Pengurangan Bencana Kebangsaan China (NDRCC) Wei Zhen Kuan (kiri) pada sesi taklimat memperkenalkan teknologi satelit China ketika lawatan ke NDRCC hari ini. Dr Wan Azizah dalam rangka lawatan rasmi ke China selama empat hari bermula Isnin.

BEIJING: Big data analysis and the use of advanced technology can enhance Malaysia’s ability in disaster management, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

She said Malaysia has the capability in handling emergency situations.

However, she acknowledged that the lack of coordination and the sharing of information between government agencies were its biggest weaknesses.

“We need a comprehensive big data management and analysis system as well as hotspots mapping system to enhance our predictability skills.

“We hope China can give us training on this,” she said after visiting China’s National Disaster Reduction Centre here yesterday.

Dr Wan Azizah is here for her first official visit to China and will be leaving today.

She also had a roundtable meeting with some 40 leaders of prominent Chinese corporate companies.

At the event, Dr Wan Azizah assured the leaders that Malaysia, as the gateway into Asean, would

be an ideal destination for investment.

“There was a change of power but as you can see the country has remained stable.

“We know that businesses thrive in a stable, secure and transparent environment that offers protection for their capital and intellectual assets, as well as limiting unpredictability,” she said.

Dr Wan Azizah said Malaysia was seeking more collaboration with Chinese businessmen in the field of high-skilled and technological projects.

“With China’s expertise in robo­tics and artificial intelligence as well as knowledge-intensive sectors, we welcome strategic collaborations between both countries to spur the growth of Malaysia’s manufacturing base in the era of the Industry 4.0,” she added.

She said Malaysia was also looking forward to a fair and win-win partnership with Chinese companies in other sectors, such as agro-business, medical health tourism, cybersecurity and safe city technology.

“Another important sector is the halal industry, ranging from logistics, food, travel and lifestyle to finance,” she added.

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