Kuala Lumpur: Local drone players say Malaysia is well on its way to becoming a major player in the global drone industry with research and development development in Region 57 (Kawasan 57).
The development of Zone 57 is critical as part of efforts to stimulate new economic activity by the drone industry, Kamrul A. Mohamed, founder of the Aerodyne Group, said in a statement today.
Poladrone founder Cheong Jin Xi repeated the same view, saying in the same statement that Area 57 was a good initiative and could open up more opportunities for people interested in drone technology.
Chong said in the event of a pandemic, drones should be commercialized to facilitate delivery services and reduce contact.
Mohamed Fitri Reza, president of Malaysia Drone Racing, said this initiative would be a new source of funding for the country over the next five years and expressed hope that the government would be the single point of contact for the development of the drone industry. I can. in every country.
Amirul Ayjad Amirudin, founder of Hobikami and Kami Kaki Drone Group, hopes the use of drones will grow, placing Malaysia as a potential drone hub in ASEAN in the future.
In the opening ceremony at Malaysia Technology Park (TPM) yesterday, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr. Adam Baba that Sector 57 is a competence center for research and development as well as talent promotion. developed by TPM. Develop an industry that focuses on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS).
Area 57 is a five-hectare area to be converted into an integrated infrastructure and sandstone, with seven proposed grades for research, development, testing, certification, commercialization and maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicle solutions and technologies.