State govt signs MoU with South Korea’s KT Corporation

Date : 16 May 2018     Source : The Borneo Post

Morshidi (second right) and Kim (second left) exchange the signed MoUs, while witnessed by Awang Tengah (centre), Zaidi (right) and Shin. — Photo by Tan Song Wei


KUCHING: The state government yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea’s largest telecommunication service provider KT Corporation.

The signing of the memorandum marked a significant milestone for both parties where the key area of cooperation will primarily focus on digitalisation of the state sport facilities in order to provide users with a seamless, efficient and compelling experience in order to promote sports tourism and to cement the state’s position as a sports powerhouse in the region.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan was present to witness the signing of the MoU, which was signed by State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Morshidi Abdul Ghani on behalf of the state government and KT Corporation by its executive vice president Kim Hyung Joon.

It is also hoped that the scope of the collaboration may be extended into other areas such as in the fields of communication and multimedia, ICT solution, Internet of Things (IoT) and more, while targeting smart city and the tourism sector to stimulate the state’s digital economy initiatives.

As the largest telecommunication service provider in South Korea, KT Corporation is also one of the global technology players which provides innovative technological solutions.

The company is a pioneer of the next generation 5G services and also leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution with their innovative network.

Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA) general manager Dr Zaidi Razak and KT Corporation vice-president Shin Sohee were also present.