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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 -- The Ministry of Finance (MoF) will organise the inaugural Putrajaya LIFT (Literacy in Financial Technology) Festival 2019, a festival to strengthen financial literacy in line with the government's goal to nurture a digital society.

In a statement today, MoF said the two-day event from Dec 28 to 29, 2019, is a collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia and the financial industry.

“It aims at showcasing the current and the future of the financial industry in Malaysia,” it said.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the festival was not just about enhancing financial literacy but also aimed to empower the public by providing information on the latest financial and technological developments in the digital economy.

"We want to future-proof our economic and employment prospects by preparing the future for our young, as well as the young for the future," he said.

Featuring performances in art and technology that provide a glimpse into the future of finance with a fun and interactive concept, the Putrajaya LIFT Festival will take place at three strategic locations, namely Menara PERKESO Putrajaya, Bangunan Suasana PjH and the Ministry of Finance Complex in Putrajaya.

-- BERNAMA