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Dr Yaacob to visit US to study latest developments in infocomm, media

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will visit the United States from May 18 to 25.

SINGAPORE: Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will visit the United States from May 18 to 25.

The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) said the visit is to study the latest developments in the infocomm and media sectors, and opportunities for possible partnerships.

MCI said what is learnt from the visit will help Singapore formulate the strategies for its 10-year Infocomm Media Masterplan that will be released in the middle of next year.

Dr Yaacob is scheduled to visit companies like Google, Microsoft, Coursera, Amazon, Facebook, Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic.

He will also meet Singaporeans -- mainly professionals from the technology, media and investment sectors, and students -- working and studying in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He will be accompanied by officials from MCI, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and Media Development Authority.  

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