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Bangkok (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) has set up a smart city cooperation centre in Bangkok to support Korean firms seeking to invest in smart city projects in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.

Similar centres were also established in Hanoi, Jakarta and Istanbul.

The centres, which began operations in October, were launched by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Korea (MOLIT), in partnership with the Korea Overseas Infrastructure and Urban Development Corporation (KIND) and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).

According to MOLIT's statement, the centre's primary role is to "provide support for RoK companies interested in overseas smart city projects".

The locations of the centres were selected based on surveys of demand inside and outside the RoK, and a review by an expert panel.

The centres will share Korean companies' information about local projects and overseas expansion guidelines. They assist these firms in all stages, from project orders and bidding to follow-up support.

There will be KOTRA officials at the centres to help gather project information and link Korean firms with authorities or companies in charge of smart city projects./.