Mauritius, NASSCOM partners for ICT capacity building

Q.  Which country has approached NASSCOM for support in ICT capacity building?
- Published on 21 Apr 17

a. Mauritius
b. Maldives
c. Malaysia
d. Indonesia

ANSWER: Mauritius
Mauritius, NASSCOM partners for ICT capacity buildingMauritius has approached Indian information technology industry body NASSCOM for support in building capacity in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skill needs.

ICT has become an important activity to Mauritius. The country has started a dialogue with NASSCOM for skill development in the sector.

According to him ICT is already contributing by five per cent to the national GDP and holds lot more potential.

The proposed Indo-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement is expected to be signed by end of this year as both countries finalised the areas of exchange.

Implementation of the CECPA between the two countries is likely to be signed by the end of this year which will help greater cooperation between two countries.

Areas of cooperation identified are financial services, ICT, health, education, R&D and construction.

He invited Indian investment in Mauritius to exploit the African market as the country offers preferential access through agreements.

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