Sabah Proposes DFTZ At KKIP

Last update: 14/09/2017

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- Sabah hopes the Federal government through the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), will consider utilising the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park (KKIP) as a Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) in the state.

Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah, who is also the Industrial Development Minister, said such an economic hub could encourage more companies in Sabah, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to engage in e-commerce.

"Hence, it will help the state embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 era. The Internet business or e-commerce is something that some of us are already engaged in.

""It is important that we create a cluster of e-commerce operators within what we would call a DFTZ at KKIP, which has about 280 business operators," he told reporters after opening an outreach programme on Industry 4.0 and DFTZ here today.

It was jointly organised by MITI and SME Corp Malaysia.....