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Taiwan Water, ITRI to target Southeast Asian market with water tech

2018/04/25 18:25:10

Taiwan Water Chairman Kuo Chun-ming (郭俊銘, second right)/photo courtesy of Industrial Technology Research Institute

Taipei, April 25 (CNA) Taiwan Water Corp. and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to cooperate on targeting the Southeast Asia market with a technical solution that improves water supply, delivery and sewage treatment.

The institute's latest water technology utilizes artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) and techniques in water treatment to monitor and improve water quality as well as detect and prevent leaks.

The solution tackles each stage of the water production, usage and recycling process, and according to Taiwan Water Chairman Kuo Chun-ming (郭俊銘) is a much needed technology in countries such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand.

The alliance between the two organizations will target markets in countries involved in the New Southbound Policy.

Kuo said there are innumerable business opportunities in India alone, adding that many of the resort islands in Southeast Asia will also be able to operate more efficiently with this technology.

A delegation from the Asian Development Bank is scheduled to visit Taiwan Water on May 11, the chairman said, when the company will showcase its technology and solutions to help neighboring countries.

(By Wei Shu and Kuan-lin Liu)