Israel’s LR Group signs major deal with China’s Yangzhou

Co-founded by former IAF pilot Ami Lustig, LR Group serves as the Israeli government integrator in China and is part of Government to Government (G2G) agreements Jerusalem has with Beijing.

Workers build the Baoying Pumping Station in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province April 8, 2004 (photo credit: REUTERS)
Workers build the Baoying Pumping Station in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province April 8, 2004
(photo credit: REUTERS)
LR Group, an Israeli company that specializes in managing large-scale projects, last week announced it closed a deal with Yangzhou, China, in cooperation with the Health Ministry.
LR Group serves as the Israeli government’s integrator in China and is part of Government-to-Government (G2G) agreements Jerusalem has with Beijing. It was co-founded in 1985 by Ami Lustig, Roee Ben-Yami and Itan Stiva, all former IAF pilots.
The deal is meant to offer the Chinese city the best Israeli talents in technology and data operation systems. These will be used to improve its readiness for large-scale emergency situations, such as earthquakes.
LR Group closes deal with the Chinese city of Yangzhou. From Left to Right:  Co-Founder Ami Lustig, director-general of the Health Ministry Prof. Itamar Grotto and Managing Director of Healthcare in Health Ministry Mr. Hagai Dror (Credit: LR Group)LR Group closes deal with the Chinese city of Yangzhou. From Left to Right: Co-Founder Ami Lustig, director-general of the Health Ministry Prof. Itamar Grotto and Managing Director of Healthcare in Health Ministry Mr. Hagai Dror (Credit: LR Group)

It includes the creation of a unified city command center, building a medical simulation center, training medical teams in both countries and selling IT products. LR Group will also investigate the option of training and creating a motorcycle unit of emergency workers to offer fast relief in the city if needed.
The agreement was signed by Lustig, Yangzhou Mayor Zhang Baojuan, Health Ministry director-general Itamar Grotto and Hagai Dror, managing director of the ministry’s healthcare branch.
LR Group has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and East Asia.