AGT’s groundbreaking technology to facilitate the integration and management of the nation’s key, complex systems
Zürich, Switzerland – January 10, 2011 – AGT International, one of the fastest growing global public safety and security solutions organizations, today announced that it has signed a number of partnership agreements with Chinese government agencies designed to improve the nation's urban management systems. The four partnerships include:
1. Ministry of Water Resources
The development of advanced flood management solutions using AGT International's Smart Dike technology to protect China's river embankments and reservoirs, and offer unique emergency response applications that support communities before and during flood disaster activities.
2. International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission (ICCNDRC) The establishment of a joint working group between AGT International and the ICCNDRC to manage the delivery of emergency response systems and solutions for urban public safety monitoring and prediction, and research & development focused on management and environmental protection, and water monitoring. The working group will collaborate with environmental protection, water resource, and other government departments.
3. ICCNDRC & Shijiazhuang Municipal People’s Government The completion of research & development and a pilot project to upgrade public safety, environmental monitoring, forecasting and emergency response services in the Shijiazhuang municipality. The agreement will involve the establishment of a joint working group comprising of AGT International, the ICCNDRC, and the Government of the Shijiazhuang Municipality.
4. National Academy for Mayors of China Training of city leaders of major Chinese cities in urban management, public safety, emergency response systems, and flood and environment control. The training will further the mayors' understanding of complex urban management issues, and the available public safety and emergency response systems
Commenting on the agreements, Mati Kochavi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AGT International said, "The agreements we have signed are reflective of AGT's ongoing commitment to the Chinese market and the active role AGT intends to play in supporting the historic growth and progress currently occurring in Chinese cities. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to work with these agencies in strategic partnerships to keep their citizens safe and their cities flourish. AGT understands the importance of maintaining and managing critical infrastructure and is committed to cooperating with the People's Republic of China to develop cutting-edge technology solutions to address the Country's needs."
Mr. Wu Wenxiang, Director General, Science and Technology Promotion Center for Ministry of Water Resources, said, "The advanced technologies developed by AGT International will assist the People's Republic of China in shifting from traditional water resources management to a more efficient and sustainable approach. This agreement provides us with an exciting opportunity for a breakthrough in the creation of an advanced management system that will protect our river embankments and provide our citizens with early flood warnings. The solutions provided by AGT International are truly innovative, and will give us a foundation for the continued security of our national infrastructure. We are happy to be able to benefit from AGT International's success in implementing public safety solutions in other parts of the world by adopting these highly effective technologies to our nation's water management system."
Speaking on behalf of the ICCNDRC, Mr. Zhang Xiaochong the Center's Director, said, "The ICCNDRC is pleased to be collaborating with AGT International. With the rapid urbanization of China, urban management has become a pressing issue. ICCNDRC anticipates that Chinese cities will benefit greatly from the cooperation with AGT International to provide urban public safety monitoring and prediction solutions."
Commenting on the agreement between AGT, the ICCNDRC and the Government of the Shijiazhuang Municipality, Mr. Li Jinlu, the First Deputy Mayor of Shijiazhuang Municipality said, "AGT International has the world's leading intelligent city management system and solutions which will make great contributions to Shijiazhuang's public safety as well as environmental monitoring and forecast. We are looking forward to cooperating with AGT International as soon as possible to improve our public safety management and environmental protection."
In addition, Mr. Kochavi has been visiting various municipalities in China to brief officials about AGT international's technology. In a recent visit to Chongqing, a city of 32 million people located in the Western part of China, Mr. Kochavi explained how AGT's technology can integrate the world's largest municipality's transportation, communications and other systems for basic services to manage the diverse needs of its residents.
Commenting on the visit, Zhang Bang Ping, Director, Chongqing Municipality Emergency Response Office said, "The visit by Mr. Kochavi and the AGT International team has been highly beneficial, as it has helped us to learn more about AGT's world-class urban management solutions. AGT's systems offer many potential benefits for the Municipality and we look forward to a deeper dialogue and a closer relationship."
About AGT International:
One of the fastest-growing public safety and security solutions organizations in the world, AGT International has operations across the globe.
Led by a unique vision, AGT International offers innovative solutions in the areas of critical infrastructure and border protection, urban management, cyber security, transportation, law enforcement, and natural disaster preparedness, helping unlock the world’s potential by enabling the free flow of goods, services, people, and ideas.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, AGT International employs 2,000 people worldwide, representing more than 30 nationalities. The organization was founded in 2007, and is managing $8 billion in projects. AGT International is led by Founder and CEO, Mati Kochavi, who is also Chairman of 3i-MIND.