Bandar Seri Begawan - A group of 12 delegates from the Asean-Korea Centre (AKC) last Thursday visited the office of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam in Anggerek Desa.
The investment mission was headed by Mr Kyung Yun Yeoth, Acting Head of Trade and Investment Division.
The investment mission's visit to AITI, organised by the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) in collaboration with AKC, was to identify investment opportunities in the ICT sector and seek potential collaboration with business partners in introducing new technology.
On hand to welcome the Korean delegation was AITI's Deputy Chief Executive of Regulatory Industry and International, Awang Queh Ser Pheng.
In his welcoming remarks, the Deputy Chief Executive stated his hopes to see a fruitful outcome of this visit by not only exchanging business contacts but also through exchange of ideas on how to make ICT products better for the consumers.
The Korean delegation was then given an insightful presentation by Julianah binti Haji Ali Ahmad, Assistant Chief Executive of Industry Development Group of AITI with regard to its initiatives on promoting and developing the growth of local ICT industry.
Three local businesses who are the recipients of AITI's grant scheme, namely Zimac Silicon Technologies Sdn Bhd, Alif Technologies Sdn Bhd and Indah Sejahtera Development Services Sdn Bhd (ISDS) have also conducted briefings on their respective grant products: Intelligent Clearance Identification (iCLID) system, Computer Automated Dispatch system (SOS), and Where2Kerja.
During the visit, the Korean delegation took a closer look at several Brunei-made ICT products that were showcased by seven local businesses.
In its continuous efforts to promote the development of local ICT industry, AITI has laid out several programmes and initiatives such as Grant Scheme, Market Creation and ICT Competency programme, in order to assist the local players to develop and expand their products, and build talents and capabilities in producing innovative ICT solutions.
The Korean delegation ended their visit to AITI with a better understanding of Brunei's ICT initiatives and programmes.
Meanwhile, business matching and contacts were established between the ICT companies from both countries.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin