Flying car prototype almost ready for take off, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Work to construct Malaysia’s first flying car is 85% complete, says Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.

The prototype, he added, is being built by a Malaysian company in Japan, as the economic powerhouse has the supporting ecosystem for the flying-car industry.

“I am going to Japan in September for the Aviation Conference and I hope to get to see the almost complete (flying) car that we will be going to bring back towards the end of the year, ” Mohd Redzuan told reporters after attending the SME Leadership Conference 2019 here yesterday.

The ministry he said, was in discussion with various ministries involved in the aviation sector to create available space for flying cars in Malaysia, similar to efforts undertaken in several other countries, to complement skills of local entrepreneurs to develop a flying car.

“The flying car is a private initiative.

“We don’t control them (investors) on what they want to do but we need to create an industry (flying car in Malaysia, ” he added.

On whether the country’s first flying car would be launched by year-end, Mohd Redzuan said it would depend on Malaysia’s ecosystem for flying cars, especially in term of availability to fly at that time.

The one-day SME Leadership Conference 2019 is organised by ATCEN Sdn Bhd and targeted small and medium enterprises (SME) owners, chief executive officers, general managers, senior managers and executives from multiple industries.

Prominent speakers on business and leadership topics have been invited to share their expertise with the guest and participants.

According to the organisers, nearly 450 delegates would be able to learn from industry experts, their best practices, and get exposure to better business models as part of leadership transformation. — Bernama

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