PETALING JAYA: The majority of Malaysians believe that investment in infrastructure, especially digital infrastructure, is vital for future growth, a survey finds.
The Global Infrastructure Index study by market research firm Ipsos shows that 84% of Malaysians see investment in infrastructure as vital for future growth, compared to 79% in 2019 and 75% a year before.
The survey also found that about three in four Malaysians, or 74%, expected more government investment during the post-Covid-19 pandemic recovery phase.
Globally, this was 68%, while in the Asia-Pacific region, 64% of those surveyed expected government investment.
The survey also found that 57% of Malaysians said that digital infrastructure such as broadband, fibre, and 5G networks should be given priority in investments.
This was followed by motorways or major road networks (50%), flood defence (46%), water supply and sewerage (45%), and rail infrastructure (34%).
The survey was conducted online from July 24 - Aug 7 in 27 countries and involved 19,516 participants.
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