Multinationals Urged to Raise Projects for Multimedia Corridor

By Julian Matthews

Malaysia is calling for leading information technology (IT) companies worldwide to propose pilot projects for four flagship applications identified for its Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) project, dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the East.”

The four applications are electronic government, telemedicine, smart schools and multipurpose smartcards.

“We are telling companies to bid as a consortium as we believe there is not one single company that can provide all the solutions required,” said Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) executive chairman Othman Yeop Abdullah at a briefing recently.
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