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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Shenzhen, China (December 31 2020): Nexgram Holdings Berhad (“the Company” or “Nexgram”) subsidiary Tri-G Technologies Sdn Bhd (“Tri-G”) and Vaccines Lab sdn Bhd (“VaccinesLab”) today signed China Panel Government System Integrator Contract (“CHINA-PGSIC”) with Wan Sheng Ke Advisory Service Shenzhen Limited (“Wan Sheng Ke”), dedicated to facilitate all China foreign students and travelers from China the one stop payment portal for the application of SafeTravelPass (STP) which facilitatesthe Covid-19 Screening Test, Vaccine Check, Digital Health Pass (E-Cert), Quarantine, Accommodation, immigration department’s MyTravelPass and E-Visa verification, trial run effective 1st January 2021, in conjunction to government announcement on accepting foreign students on the same date.
The portal is ready for International travelers online payment especially foreign students studying in Malaysia prior to entering Malaysia. The portal is facilitating payment from 8 countries and territories namely China, Taiwan, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Australia, all with local language and domestic electronic currency payment acceptance. China is the first foreign country got awarded the PGSIC contract by the company.
According to the contract, “Wan Sheng Ke” shall integrate, customize, and scale the charging system to fit with China stakeholders’ requirements, to host decentralized local regulated data within local cloud data service providers, to handle minimum 2,000,000 travelers from China a year for period of two (2) years to Malaysia, starting 1st January 2021.
Upon “Wan Sheng Ke” secured other International registration and connectivity of SafeTravelPass in China, SafeTravelPass shall also cater for other outbound travelers from China to the world.
In year 2019, international arrivals into China amounted to approximately 145.31 million; international arrivals in Malaysia amounted to approximately 26.1 million; whereas China arrivals in Malaysia amounted to approximately 2.9 million according to Statistic report. There were approximately 13,450 international students from China studying in Malaysia.
According to New Straits Times, the Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob quoted starting Jan 1, foreign students at private education institutes, except those arriving from the United Kingdom, will be allowed to enter Malaysia. Students would have to adhere to the guidelines and procedures set by the Immigration Department, National Security Council and National Disaster Management Agency from time to time. Only existing students who had already obtained approval and visa from Immigration Department would be allowed to enter.
“The students have to take the Covid-19 test three days prior to their departure and another test upon arrival at our international arrival points”, commented Senior Minister.
To recall, Nexgram awarded the Panel Government System Integrator Contract (“PGSIC”) to OTTIGO Sdn Bhd which is developed to collect payment on behalf of agencies and stakeholders including Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (“NADMA”), Immigration Department, airport, Covid-19 swabbers & laboratories, hotels and travel agencies etc, for inbound travellers facilitation in Covid-19 screening tests, vaccine check, digital health pass (E-Cert), quarantine, accommodation, and coming vaccine tracing on all airports, and borders in Malaysia. The application came with ready vaccine tracing system, trackable and accessible worldwide.
To date, the system is ready with multi-language portal including English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, and Thai, with localized payment and digital health pass (E-Cert) ready worldwide.
The Tracvirus Open Platform is similar to International e-commerce platform, open to all qualified vendors and stakeholders to register, and there is no cost to the government utilization. The platform is designed in compliance to Bank Negara FATF, AMLA and ISO 20022 standards for user privacy and data security protection, as well as implementation of highest standard of anti-unauthorised medical data prevention system. The platform came with artificial intelligence (“AI”) module to divert travelers and tests traffic to under-served capacities during airport or border rush hours, intended to solve single vendor risk and bottleneck when comes to Covid-19 pandemic capacity limitation. Authorities and airports uses Tracvirus to monitor and prevent single vendor site service break down and contamination risk, either in terms of payment vendors, swabbers, laboratories, or transportation logistics, and other value added services.
The system is designed towards the compliance of China anti-monopoly law, and European antitrust regulations, provides central monitoring tools for each country’s nation security administrations the real-time pandemic traffic monitoring dashboard, facilitating agencies such as MKN, NADMA, immigration, and KLN in Malaysia.
The customisable modules of the digital health pass or “E-Cert”, and contactless SafeTravelPass allow government accredited swabbers and laboratories to independently conduct, process and report to their customers and relevant authorities directly, with the facilitation of QR Code system without human contact or third party access to personal medical data, in compliance to International standards such as OAuth, and ICAO NTWG DTC guidance. The modules are highly customisable to each country agencies’ requirements and standards, and connectible to function behind the scene of to each country’s own National App, such as MySejahtera in Malaysia.
On 4 November 2020, Nexgram inked letter of acceptance by Majlis Keselamatan Negara (“MKN”) to Tracvirus electronic health check system for inbound travellers for government of Malaysia, letter of acceptance by Agensi Pengurusan Bencana Negara (“ NADMA”), and letter of acceptance by Jabatan Perdana Menteri (“JPM”) dedicated to Malaysia Airport Holdings Berhad to expedite implementation to prepare for potential border opening.
Tracvirus Open Platform and digital health pass “E-Cert” was launched in Malaysia and Indonesia in July 2020, followed by the launch of SafeTravelPass, an Electronic Certificate (“E-Cert”) for all inbound travellers entering into Malaysia to facilitate the payment and process of Covid-19 tests, quarantine, accommodation and other travel requirements.
Tracvirus was developed by Nexgram subsidiary Medic Data Science Pte Ltd (“MDS”), and distributed by another subsidiaries of the Company Tri-G Technologies Sdn Bhd, is an electronic health pass system for travellers aimed at facilitating entry into Malaysia amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The international vaccine track and trace system is registered with another subsidiary Vaccines Lab Sdn Bhd (“VaccinesLab”).
The SafeTravelPass is accessible at https://safetravelpass.tracvirus.com.my and has gone live since June this year, schedule for trial run on 1st January 2021.
The company subsidiary Tri-G is part of Nexgram Biomedic Group, which is also a Medical Device Authority (“MDA”) licensed company which distribute Covid-19 devices for swab tests to laboratories, hospitals and clinics in Malaysia.
About Nexgram Holdings Bhd
NEXGRAM HOLDINGS BERHAD is listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Exchange and its headquarter is in Malaysia. The group is a diversified investment company having businesses in IT, security and surveillance, logistics, medical, property and other industries.
About Nexgram Biomedic Sdn Bhd
NEXGRAM BIOMEDIC GROUP is a global bio pharmaceutical company dedicate to develop new medical devices, drugs, and technologies in support of innovations in the medical field. The group subsidiaries include Medical Brands and Tri-G which distribute medical devices; VaccinesLab which conduct clinical trial and vaccine distribution; MDS which develops Covid-19 screening test and vaccine record tracking App using electronic health certificates (E-Certs), Tracvirus for real-time record checking in work, school and travel; NMed Industries which trade, distribute and invest in medical device and personal protection equipment manufacturing; Arita Group, the specialist in Acrylic medical devices material and vaccine bottling manufacturer; as well as Glove Alliance in medical and disposable nitrile gloves trading, contract manufacturing and distribution.
About Wan Sheng Ke Advisory Service Shenzhen Limited
Wan Sheng Ke is based in Shenzhen, China, a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. The company was incorporated in year 2017 for the facilitation of China and International trade and government relation affairs and advisories. The company special committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic facilitates cooperation and communication including the China’s State Council Information Office, National Health Commission (NHC), The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), office to the general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, International embassies, and other relevant agencies.
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