LG CNS lands $35 million education project in Columbia

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LG CNS lands $35 million education project in Columbia

LG CNS said yesterday it won a $35 million deal to set up infrastructure to support education in Colombia, its first overseas contract of the year.

The company, the country’s second largest comprehensive IT service provider, is seeking significant expansion overseas this year, according to LG CNS CEO Kim Dae-hoon, who disclosed the plan in a New Year’s message to his employees last week.

Under the 15-month project, named the ICT Education Capability Building in Colombia, the Seoul-based firm will build six education innovation centers in the Latin American nation from which educational content and equipment will be supplied to 50 or so elementary and middle schools, LG CNS said.

The company credited the winning of the project partly to its previous experience with a Smart School Project, a pilot project in Saudi Arabia in 2008.

“We will do our best so that Korea’s leading technologies in information and telecommunication could be felt throughout the whole Latin American region,” said the company.

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