The State government of Victoria in Australia, which has an Information & Communications Technology industry worth estimated at Aus $ 30 billion, is keen on seeking Indian investment, said Gordon Rich-Phillips, Minister for Technology & Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry. Currently, Indian investment in Victoria ran into hundreds of millions Aus dollars, he said.
Among sectors that Australia was looking for strategic partnerships are ICT, bio-technology, aerospace, automobile, tourism, food and beverages, he said, addressing presspersons here on Friday morning. After inaugurating the India Office here, of ‘we-do-IT’, a global geo-spatial information and technology services provider, he said the sector in the State of Victoria, Down Under, was growing at 5 per cent, roughly double the Australian average growth.
The India Office here was the eighth facility of the company after Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland in Australia, Denver and Miami in the USA and London (Europe operations), he said, adding that the India Office currently had a 13-member team led by India CEO Kalyan Kamepalli.
‘Among sectors that Australia is looking for strategic partnerships are ICT, bio-technology, aerospace, automobile, tourism, food and beverages’