Singapore Minister Mah Bow Tan impressed by NCS IT investments in China


Singapore & Chengdu, China, August 23, 2006


NCS Group, a leading regional information technology and communications engineering service provider in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, today announced that a Singapore delegation headed by Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development, has toured its newly set up Chengdu Application Development and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Centre.

The visit was part of the programme for the business mission to Chengdu from 21-24 August 2006 organised by International Enterprise Singapore. Minister Mah and a group of over 30 business delegates were in Chengdu for the 9th Singapore-Sichuan Trade and Investment Committee meeting.

NCS Chengdu, situated in Tianfu Software Park, focuses on application development and business process outsourcing services, catering to a wide variety of multinational and government clients. NCS Chengdu is also working closely with local universities there such as University of Electronics, Science and Technology of China, Sichuan Normal University and Xi Hua University to cultivate local talent for the China’s IT market.

"I am impressed by the state-of-the-art facility that NCS has established here in Chengdu, together with the Sichuan local authorities," remarked Minister Mah. "This investment is an excellent example of a win-win situation, where both Singapore and Sichuan can benefit from the collaboration."

“We aim to further invest in our Chengdu facility as part of NCS’ goal to be recognised as a leader in China’s IT industry” said Dr Chong Yoke Sin, CEO of NCS Group.

NCS China has more than 650 employees in 5 major cities including Chengdu, Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

NCS believes strongly in the development of its people.  It recently became one of the few IT companies in China to achieve world class CMMI L5 accreditation for its Suzhou facilities.  NCS has plans to achieve the same level of accreditation in Chengdu.

With the projected growth in NCS application development and business process outsourcing services, NCS Chengdu expects to invest in the development of local IT talent by increasing staff strength rapidly within the next two years.

 

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NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.