Besides Pakistan, the carmaker is also keen on penetrating the Egyptian market.
Malaysia is working on a third national car project to learn about automotive engineering.
Proton's sales rose 42 percent year on year to 12,300 units in December 2018.
The vehicles were delivered to customers in conjunction with its 74 CNY open houses nationwide.
YOURSAY | ‘There is no money to pay RM1 trillion debt, but money for Dr M’s car project.’
Ong Kian Ming says Miti will identify clusters in Tanjung Malim to enable the carmaker to have a supply chain.
Proton has also obtained rights to be China's Geely's regional hub for the right-hand drive technology.
He says many domestic automotive firms don't have the technological knowledge, and the 2020 timeline is too soon.
International trade and industry minister says proposals are due by Oct 15, and will be studied by his ministry.
This beginning with the soon to be launched X70, Proton's first SUV model.
The national carmaker sold 9,501 units in August alone - the highest sales figure during the period.
YOURSAY | ‘Whether Kit Siang is a Mahathir lapdog, the people will decide.’
YOURSAY | ‘You invest in a technology not necessarily for its current state, but for its future.’
COMMENT | The mooted new electric national car could actually have a negative environmental impact.
Bagaimanapun, CEO Proton Edar berkata harga kereta akan meningkat selepas cukai baru itu.
Geely expresses confidence despite challenges such as slowing growth in China's passenger vehicle demand and US trade row.
QUESTION TIME | The PM’s partiality towards his baby may not translate into sound business decisions.
Had no decision been made to sell Proton shares, he says, there would be nothing for PM to witness in China.
Dr M will visit headquarters of Alibaba, and Zhejiang Geely that owns a 49.9pct stake in Proton.
YOURSAY | ‘Indeed, why aren't those in government speaking up?’
UPDATED 12.38PM | The PM wants Malaysians to emulate the Japanese in supporting their own automotive industry, for instance.
The International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister also welcomes ideas for National Automotive Policy.
MP SPEAKS | Putrajaya seems adamant on continuing the saga despite Proton's failures.
LETTER | One was pampered and the other had to fend for itself.
LETTER | 'Timeless protection for any industry is a recipe for disaster, there is no record of a success story on this.'