The information headlines might have moved on, however the brand new nationwide automobile mission (NNCP) is rolling on behind the scenes. Based on the deputy minister of worldwide commerce and business (MITI), Dr Ong Kian Ming, his ministry has acquired over 20 proposals for the mission, which was raised by prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
In mid-October, Ong stated that MITI had 14 proposals in hand after the federal government’s invitation for NNCP proposals from the personal sector formally ended on October 15.
“By way of the (new) nationwide automobile, we’ve acquired greater than 20 proposals so far, from people, the personal sector and GLC corporations. We have now a matrix through which we analyse and consider every of those proposals. This might be half and parcel of the consultative course of by which we come out with a way more complete method in direction of this third nationwide automobile and the way it might appear like,” Ong stated on BFM 89.9’s Breakfast Grille present this morning.
He reiterated that the federal government gained’t be utilizing public funds for the NNCP, which needs to be financially sustainable. “I feel what we’re on the lookout for are proposals that are financially sustainable. You’ve seen that within the 2019 Price range, there’s been no dedication made by the federal government when it comes to funding the third nationwide automobile mission. So, no matter proposal that is available in from the varied corporations must embrace severe monetary proposals to make this viable.”
MITI is within the strategy of reviewing the Nationwide Automotive Coverage (NAP), and Ong insists that the ministry is taking a look at a bigger image of all the automotive ecosystem, and isn’t simply targeted on the NNCP.
“I feel we should always not talk about the thrd nationwide automobile mission in isolation, beacuse what’s most necessary is the entire automotive sector. My ministry is currrently present process a overview strategy of the NAP. The final overview was finished in 2014 and the subsequent one is due early subsequent yr.
“What this entails is to have a look at all the automotive ecosystem. It contains for instance the opposite CKD gamers; different automobile gamers similar to Perodua; the distributors that provide the CKD gamers, Proton and Perodua; and likewise the opposite infrastructure or ecosystem associated points,” he stated.
Elaborating on the ultimate level above, he added: “If we wish to introduce extra hybrids and electrical automobiles, we’re speaking bout batteries, we’re speaking about charging stations, electrical bikes and bicycles. The larger image could be trying on the bigger automotive sector.”
To recap, final month, entrepreneur improvement minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof introduced the timelines for the NNCP – the brand new nationwide automobile’s identify can be introduced by the tip of this yr, whereas the prototype for the NNCP mannequin is predicted to be prepared by early subsequent yr, forward of a 2020 roll out. The automobile is predicted to characteristic semi-autonomous capabilities and superior security options, whereas remaining reasonably priced.
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