[TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Signs Strategic

 [TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Signs Strategic Cooperation Framework
Agreement with Benxi Municipal Government on Sm@rt City Project - Driving the
                      Sm@rt City Development In The City

(6 December 2013, Hong Kong) Digital China (the “Group”, Stock Code:
00861.HK), the largest integrated IT services provider in China, announces
that the Group signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement on 28
November with the Benxi Municipal Government for building the “Benxi Sm@rt
Green City”. Pursuant to it, both parties will carry out in-depth cooperation
on the development of Sm@rt City project and build an informatized public
services platform in Benxi within three years. One of key areas they will
focus on is to develop a cloud-based data center, a city operation and
management center, citizen card system and public information service platform
in the city.

The “Benxi Sm@rt Green City” is a core Sm@rt City project of local government
to enhance the city’s management and public services and to facilitate its
policy formulation by raising its informatization, digitalization and
intellectualization levels. This project will help improve the standards of
local public services and propel the transformation of local government
towards service-driven, turning this traditional industrial city in Northeast
China into a new smart city integrating services, information and consumption.

Under the witness of the Mayor of Benxi City Mr. Gao Hongbin, Vice Mayor Mr.
Qu Gang, on behalf of Benxi City, signed the agreement with Digital China at
the signing ceremony. Mr. Gao Hongbin delivered a speech at the ceremony,
“While carrying out the ‘Sm@rt City’ project, the Benxi Municipal Government
will strive to explore the best ways to serve local citizens and enterprises,
to improve its administration and services quality so as to increase citizens’
satisfaction, to provide a platform for enterprises to understand the
conditions of Benxi City on a timely basis, and to provide the local
government with a convenient and effective channel for decision-making. The
Benxi Municipal Government will work closely with Digital China to drive the
construction of ‘Benxi Sm@rt Green City’. At the same time, we sincerely hope
that Digital China will actively attempt to explore regional development
models and related businesses and contribute its efforts in these areas in the
future.”

Mr. Lin Yang, CEO of Digital China, said, “It can effectively reinforce Sm@rt
City construction by establishing Citizen Card and City Public Information
Service Platform. This will also further improve people’s livelihood,
transparency of the city’s management, and the city’s industrial structure,
thereby boosting the transformation and upgrade of China’s economy and
society. As a pioneer in the development of Sm@rt City project, Digital China
has engaged in it for over 5 years. We have completed a complete theoretical
framework and technical system and will introduce domestic and overseas
cutting-edge concepts and technologies of Sm@rt City into Benxi’s
construction. Working closely with Benxi municipal government, we aim to build
‘Benxi Sm@rt Green City’ into a national model for China’s Sm@rt City
construction.”
 
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