Grab Holdings Inc and Google LLC are expected to collaborate with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in an initiative that is aimed at enhancing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in line with the increasing interest in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The collaboration is a result of a meeting between the two companies and MITI Minister Darrell Leiking in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently.
A statement by Google said the company continues to view Malaysia as an important investment destination because of its market potential and user base.
Google VP for global public policy and government relations Karan Bhatia said the company is expected to launch the “Grow with Google” programme in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, on April 12, 2019, as part of the initiative.
“The programme will consist of digital skills training to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals grow their skills and businesses in Sabah,” he said.
MITI, in the same statement, said such an effort by Google is laudable and should be extended into other states in Malaysia as well.