MSC links up with world leading smart communities
Sarawak Tribune - Tuesday, 4 March 2003
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CYBERJAYA - Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) has become the first Asian intelligent city to be elected to represent the Asian region at the Smart Community International Network (SCIN).

"It reaffirms that the MSC is widely recognised as one of the leading regional ICT hubs and providers of world-class ICT infrastructure," said Multimedia Development Corporation's (MDC) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Mohamed Arif Nun at the official launch of SCIN here yesterday.

"We aim to impart and contribute to this partnership in the areas of best practices, SCINdex (SCIN Community E-Development Index) and business exchange and alliances," he said.

With the launch, MSC has joined other leading smart communities like Stockholm in Sweden; Kenniswijk (Eindhoven) in the Netherlands; and Ottawa in Canada.

SCIN (www.smartcommunity.nl), an organisation governed by authorities and corporations that oversee smart community projects, would take advantage of new emerging technologies, said Dr Mohamed Arif.

SCIN was first initiated by the Dutch government. Meanwhile, in his opening address, MDC chairman Tan Sri Dr Othman Yeop Abdullah said, "SCIN comes at a very important time when the global community is deeply divided."

The network aspires to become a leading platform for international agenda setting, benchmarking, networking, and providing first-line information services.

It also seeks to actively promote international exchange & co-operation leading up to bilateral & multilateral agreements; joint research & development; marketing & implementation activities; and international business & investment opportunities for the private sector. - Bernama