Cement-maker TCC International Holdings is looking to explore the mainland and Hong Kong information technology (IT) markets to expand its diversification strategy. Managing director Wu Yih-chin said the company would apply Taiwan's broadband Internet access technology to markets in the mainland and Hong Kong. ' IT development in the mainland is expected to accelerate after the country's accession to the World Trade Organisation,' Mr Wu said. TCC recently acquired a 10 per cent stake in Taiwan's second-largest mobile-phone operator, KG Telecommunications, and a controlling 51 per cent interest in a Taiwanese interactive multimedia solution provider Onemore.com. Mr Wu said TCC was interested only in IT infrastructure projects - such as cable TV network, satellite and telecommunication. The company was seeking to invest in two to three more IT-related projects this year. Mr Wu said the initiative of newly elected Taiwan President, Chen Shui-bian to form direct trade links with the mainland should smooth the way for Taiwanese investment there. TCC, which was acquired by Taiwanese company Koo Group, had so far felt no constraints in its mainland business, the managing director said. Mr Wu said TCC's cement joint venture with H-share Anhui Conch Cement would start operations in July.