Infosys to set up development centre in West Bengal

April 24th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Software major Infosys Technologies Ltd will set up a new development centre here with a proposed investment of Rs.5 billion ($125 million) in the first phase, a top company official said here Thursday. “Infosys will set up a development centre near Rajarhat Township with an investment of Rs.5 billion in the first phase of the project. The unit will come up on 90 acres of land. It will create employment for about 5,000 people,” Infosys Technologies Ltd chief executive officer S. Gopalakrishnan told reporters after meeting Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at the state secretariat.

He said the Kolkata development centre would be a multi-technology and multi-service centre which will cater to its clients based worldwide.

“We are glad to be here in West Bengal. We will start our work as soon as we get the necessary approval,” he said, adding that the new centre will have a training unit also.

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