Proton managing director hopes that all parties that involved in automotive industry are able to continue their businesses and compete with the new automobile industry policy. Read the full story from Bernama below:
PROTON HOPES NEW POLICY CAN ENSURE INDUSTRY ECO-SYSTEM
Proton hopes that the new automobile industry policy, which is expected to be ready by end of this year, can help ensure the local industry eco-system so that all parties involved are able to continue competing during the global economic downturn.
Its managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said he also hoped that the policy will take into consideration how exporters, distributors, wholesalers and sellers are able to continue their businesses and compete when facing the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) next year.
“We hope that the policy will help our economy to maintain competitiveness in facing AFTA and the global economic slowdown,” he told reporters at the Proton carnival here Saturday.
He said this when asked to comment on the review of the National Automotive Policy which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of this year.
On Proton’s preparation in facing AFTA, Syed Zainal Abidin said the national carmaker has taken active measures to ensure that its products are able to compete with those of other carmakers.
The measures, he said, included research and development on the vehicles to ensure that the technology was able to meet the needs of users.
“We will always be introducing new models to provide buyers with a variety of choices and also to attract new buyers,” he added.
Syed Zainal Abidin also said that the branding of Proton would be strengthened.