KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 25):  Sunway Iskandar and NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore a collaboration which aims to augment safety and security for the 1,800-acre Sunway Iskandar township in Johor.

The two sides are also seeking to develop smart city solutions together in an Innovation Centre of Excellence.

In a statement today, the two groups said the MoU will see the appointment of NEC Asia Pacific as one of Sunway Iskandar’s preferred ICT vendor (system integrator and equipment provider).

NEC Asia Pacific plans to invest an estimated RM100 million into Sunway Iskandar, which will create skilled tech jobs and develop local “technopreneurs” and tech-savvy talents within the economic growth corridor of Iskandar Malaysia.

The managing director of Sunway Bhd’s Property Division, Malaysia and Singapore, Sarena Cheah, signed the MoU with the managing director and deputy CEO (Asean Sub-Region) of NEC Asia Pacific, Lim Kok Quee, at Sunway Iskandar’s Sales Gallery yesterday (Sept 24).

The signing was witnessed by Sunway Group president Datuk Chew Chee Kin, NEC Corporation chairman Dr Nobuhiro Endo, NEC Asia Pacific CEO Tetsuro Akagi, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, and Johor State Executive Councillor for International Trade, Investment and Utility Jimmy Puah Wee See.

As part of the MoU, NEC will explore the implementation of the latest NEC technologies, including biometrics and video analytics, towards making Sunway Iskandar a smart, secure and sustainable township.

It will also explore the establishment of a one-stop service desk support centre for its managed service business in Sunway Iskandar, and the creation of an Innovation Centre of Excellence in Sunway Iskandar in partnership with Sunway iLabs, which may eventually create hundreds of job opportunities over the years. theedgemarkets.com

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