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WORKS to construct Malaysia’s first flying car is 85% complete, according to Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof (picture).
The prototype of the flying car, according to him, is currently being built by a Malaysian company in Japan, as the economic powerhouse has the supporting ecosystem for the flying car industry.
“I am going to Japan in September for the Aviation Conference and I hope to get to see the almost complete (flying) car that we will bring back
towards the end of the year,” he told reporters after attending the SME Leadership Conference 2019 in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
The ministry is in discussions with various ministries involved in the aviation sector to create available space for flying cars in Malaysia, similar to efforts undertaken in several other countries, to complement the skills of the local entrepreneurs to develop a flying car.
“Flying car is a private initiative. We don’t control them (investors) on what they want to do, but we need to create the (flying car) industry in Malaysia,” he added.
On whether the country’s first flying car would be launched by year-end, Mohd Redzuan said it would depend on Malaysia’s ecosystem for flying cars, especially in terms of availability to fly at that time.
The one-day SME Leadership Conference 2019 is organised by ATCEN Sdn Bhd and is targeted at small and medium enterprises (SME) owners, CEOs, GMs, senior managers and executives from multiple industries. — Bernama