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RTM to promote I-City as tourism destination

SHAH ALAM: Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) will soon air a special documentary to promote i-City, the 29-hectare digital township in Shah Alam, Selangor as a new tourist destination.

Information Communication and Culture Deputy Minister Senator Heng Seai Kie said the special programme to be aired through RTM's Galeri Perdana programme was also to facilitate the development and promotion of the country's information and communication technology (ICT) industry.

"Apart from promoting i-City as a new tourist destination, we will inform the locals and foreigners that i-City is also a preferred spot in terms of festive decorations, which are done in line with the 1Malaysia concept," she said after attending the special press preview of i-City's Chinese New Year Oriental Digital Lights Festival showcase, here, on the night of Monday Feb 1.

Heng said there were many opportunities for i-City to work together with various agencies under the ministry to promote the tourism industry and to support the development of the multimedia industry in Malaysia.

"I would like to state that i-City is an ideal model for the ministry if ever we (ministry) plan to centralise all the agencies and departments in one location. I think there are opportunities for the ministry to work closely with i-City to see how we can learn from its experience and even possibly tap into its infrastructure and facilities."

She said i-City which aims to be a world-class cybercentre, would be the first privately-initiated MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) cybercentre to be established in Shah Alam, the Selangor state capital, after the then Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced in December 2006 that the entire Klang Valley would be part of the MSC.-- Bernama
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