By IZZAT RATNA / Pic By AFIF ABD HALIM
Supported by the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) agenda, the government is determined to become the top 20 leading nations by 2050, by producing clean and renewable energy to generate a quarter of the nation’s energy generation.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (picture) said the sustainable renewable resources have the potential to create new employment opportunities within the technological and green sector. It is a big part of TN50.
“It is crucial to get our youth involved in green technology now. It is a good practice for them, seeing that the future market is heading that way.
“As part of the government’s initiative, we will make sure that there will be more than enough employment opportunities derived from the commodities sector, in the field of solar, wind, biomass and also biofuel,” he told reporters at the Federal Land Development Authority TN50 New Generation Aspirations dialogue session in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
“In my opinion, we are not just looking at the environmental factor but also into churning out new jobs opportunities and businesses that engage more green technology.”
In our country today, natural resources represent higher imports traffic compared to exports. Dominating the country’s deficit, it consists of dirty energies such as fossil fuels, petroleum and gas.
The country’s future trend was among the key highlights during the dialogue session centring on education, employment, natural resources, healthcare inflation, as well as the digital revolution. In his keynote address, Khairy Jamaluddin stressed the importance of educating children from a very early age, to prepare them for the rapid change in the future employment landscape.
“Latest statistics from the government showed that 65% of conventional jobs would cease to exist in 2050, in view of the booming freelance economy such as Uber drivers and also contracted employments within the digital ecosystem flooding the job market today.
“We foresee the future corporate and business language to be of computer binary,” he said.
Khairy Jamaluddin pointed out that the recent budget announcement serves as a new mobility, to ensure all racial classes are not stereotyped and are given equal playing field to participate in all sectors of the economy — be it plantation, business, or administration and clerical fields.
“Budget 2018 addresses the key challenges faced by the people today such as social inflation, as well as income disparity and generation,” he said.
“TN50 is hoped to be the next roadmap after Vision 2020, to take us into the future and to transform the country in many aspects.”