Chinese President lauds Chinese technology saving lives in Ecuador
Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken highly of the ECU911 emergency monitoring system designed and constructed by Beijing Global Safety Technology Co Ltd, an affiliate of Tsinghua Holdings Co Ltd, for its help in coordinating quake rescue work in Ecuador.
"The public safety service system constructed and supported by the Chinese enterprise played an important role in the quake rescue of Ecuador," Xi said in a signed article published on Nov 16, one day before his state visit to Ecuador from Nov 17-18.
A 7.8-magnitude quake, which struck the northern Pacific coast of Ecuador, caused heavy loss of life and property damage.
"I am happy to know that the public safety emergency monitoring system, as a command center, handled a great deal of information and helped save a number of lives in the quake recue," Xi said in the article.
The ECU 911 covers the entire country of Ecuador was constructed thanks to Beijing Global Safety Technology Co Ltd's accumulated experience in public safety, the scientific strength of Tsinghua University, and the efforts of nearly 300 people involved in research and development.
Exported by China National Electronics Import and Export Corp and designed and built by Beijing Global Safety Technology Co Ltd, ECU911 has 16 command centers connecting Ecuador's various security and disaster relief agencies, including police forces, transportation, fire departments, paramedic units and the Red Cross, and increases reaction speed to emergencies via a single telephone number, 911.
Since the launch of ECU911, the crime rate in Ecuador has fallen by nearly 30 percent, said Wang Yulin, Chinese ambassador to Ecuador.
The project has drawn great attention and earned international plaudits. After project completion, Beijing Global Safety helped train more than 2,000 operators.
Beijing Global Safety Technology Co Ltd, headquartered in Beijing, is the first public safety emergency response enterprise listed on the A-share market in China. It has about 200 software copyrights and patents and possesses independent intellectual property rights in public safety and emergency devices. Global Safety's emergency platform software and equipment are already installed in 80 percent of China’s cities, provinces, and regions.