Singapore, Kerala to enhance IT cooperation

April 13th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, April 12 (IANS) Kerala is all set to intensify and strengthen the cooperation in the IT Sector with Singapore following a visit by Group of Technology Companies (GTech) there, an official here said Thursday.

GTech, the strategic grouping of IT companies in Kerala, has taken the 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.

Companies from Technopark and Infopark took part in the mission which was organised on the sidelines of the Pan IIT Alumni conference held in Singapore, earlier this week.

GTech secretary, Anoop Ambika said that they are 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.

“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,” said Anoop.

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

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