Leopard Capital, Inc. has announced that China Expert Network Company Limited (China Expert), a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, has signed contracts totaling $36.6 million to complete e-government network infrastructure projects for two cities of the Fujian provincial government in China.
China Expert will be responsible for the entire e-government project for each city including network infrastructure, hardware and security design, applications and implementation. One of the contracts ($22 million) was signed in 2003 and is expected to be completed within 18 months from the signing of contract which is before the end of 2004. The second contract ($14.6 million), is expected to be completed before the end of 2005.
Citizens in the first contracted city are now able to use the established e-government facilities to settle their personal bills such as tax and electricity bills directly with the specific government departments and public utility companies through the Internet (an official website assigned by the local government with personal password for every citizen). Citizens are also able to access government information or submissions and various kinds of applications to all different government departments through the e-government system. In fact, citizens may also choose to settle all kinds of bills or seek information from specific government departments within one e-government building which is located in the central area of the city.