NSC meeting discussed National Nanotechnology, Products Roadmap 2021-2025

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  • Saturday, 09 Apr 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Science Council (NSC) which met on Friday (April 8) discussed the National Nanotechnology and Products Roadmap 2021-2025 which should be applied to various industries, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

He said that it was in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0), especially in fields such as smart agriculture, renewable energy, halal industry and medical technology.

"The development of nanotechnology products such as vaccines, cancer therapy drugs, medical devices, technological sensors, nano fertilisers, biomass, solar panels as well as sweeteners and flavourings in halal products which are in much demand in the global market will boost the country's economy," he said in a statement here on Saturday (April 9).

He said the National Nano Technology and Products Roadmap would also provide many socio-economic benefits to the country, including creating 33,391 jobs within five years.

He said the job opportunities encompassed 5,968 highly skilled workers, semi-skilled (24,755) and 2,668 unskilled workers, and that the nanotechnology industry was expected to contribute RM151.5bil to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within five years.

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