Malaysian and Iranian GIS firms signs MoU

Malaysian and Iranian GIS firms signs MoU

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 10, 2007: Local townships and municipalities can look forward to a new version of the MSC Malaysia virtual city application with the transfer of information and communications technology (ICT) from Iran. This has been made possible with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between MSC Management Services Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), and Safa Rayaneh of Iran. The agreement will allow MSC Management Services to study Safa Rayaneh’s virtual city application and the information structure, and provide input to empower the software architecture.

Safa Rayaneh is an Iranian multinational company which provides geographic information system (GIS)-based solutions for urban planning and urban management. The company also focuses on boosting governmental and non-governmental systems to provide ease of access to public services or opportunities for citizens. Its virtual city application resulted from Safa Rayaneh’s decade-long experience in GIS-based application development for municipalities and other urban service providers.

The MoU was signed by MDeC’s multilateral government and engagement vice president, Abdullah Kadir Bacha, and Safa Rayaneh’s chief executive officer Ghulam Reza Zarrin. Abdullah said the MoU would enable Safa Rayaneh’s virtual city application for managing local townships and municipalities to be further enhanced and rebranded as Malaysian software.

The third area of collaboration under the MoU is the establishment of a business exchange hub whereby both parties will collaborate and assist each other to source for information and communications technology (ICT) and services business opportunities in both countries, he said.