Kerala to enhance cooperation with Singapore in IT sector


Tvm: Kerala is all set to intensify and strengthen the cooperation in the IT Sector with Singapore. This emerged during a Kerala IT Industry business mission to Singapore led by the Group of Technology Companies in Kerala (GTech). Companies from Technopark, Trivandrum and Infopark, Kochi took part in the mission which was organised on the sidelines of the Pan IIT Alumni conference, held in Singapore recently.

GTech, the strategic grouping of IT companies in Kerala has taken up this initiative to establish global linkages for the IT Industry in the state to help the small and medium enterprises scout for new business opportunities in the emerging markets. The business mission of GTech has led to renewed interest among the business community in Singapore at a time when Singapore has emerged as India’s top four investors, after the two countries signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in mid-2005.

As part of the efforts, GTech held deliberations with the Government agencies like Economic Development Board, Singapore and organisations like Singapore Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) and Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation. GTech also used the opportunity to share the information on the Emerging Kerala event being organised later this year.

GTech team was able to showcase to the Singaporean Business community the larger picture of Kerala growth story outlined by the emergence of a vibrant IT industry which is seeking a bigger role on the global stage. The South East Asian ICT market is offering unique opportunities for the Kerala IT Industry. Emerging sectors such as, Health, MICE, Transportation, Logistics and Cleantech have been identified as the thrust areas for the Kerala IT industry to partner with the Singaporean counterparts.

GTech team also held discussions with the S R Nathan, the former President of Singapore, who offered all his support for initiatives to strengthen Kerala – Singapore business relations.

In a release, Anoop Ambika, Secretary, GTech said that the organisation is developing a structural framework to build partnerships with Institutions and Business organisations in various countries to further fuel the growth of IT Sector in the state.

Kerala IT News


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