Communications and Multimedia Ministry launches Strategic Plan

PUTRAJAYA: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry today launched its Strategic Plan outlining six thrusts that will serve as the framework for the ministry and its agencies, departments and divisions for the period 2019 to 2023.

Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the plan is imperative to ensure that the work of the ministry is implemented in accordance with plans based on the vision, mission and objectives of the ministry and the latest government policies.

Gobind Singh Deo outlines the six thrusts when addressing the audience of the Excellence Service Awards 2018 session. Photo: Bernama 

Addressing the Excellence Service Awards 2018 session of the ministry here, Gobind said the six thrusts include expanding the dissemination of information on nationhood to enhance the people’s identity and patriotism.

The other thrusts are enhancing reliable, affordable, quality and accessible telecommunications infrastructure; driving the digital economy and ICT to developed-nation status; strengthening the regulation of a reliable and stable communications and multimedia ecosystem; empowering quality and up-to-date broadcasting services; and catalysing a competitive and global-standard creative content industry.

Recounting the successes of the ministry felt by the people since May 9 last year, Gobind said the ministry had successfully enhanced the broadband service to “double the speed, (at) half the price”. – Bernama