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Centre has cleared the proposal, says MP

Kakinada city poised to become a major IT centre: MP Several engineering, MCA colleges in and around the cityIT park at Kakinada will materialise within three months HR and infrastructure availability will help create jobs

Kakinada: The Software Technology Park of India (STPI) will soon come up in this port city and the Central Government has cleared the proposal, according to Mallipudi Mangapathi Pallamraju, MP and Chairman of the Parliamentary standing committee on Information Technology.

Participating as the chief guest at the seminar on 'Opportunities in IT sector' at the JNTU College of Engineering here on Friday, he said the IT sector which was centred in the major cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad would now come to Kakinada in view of the great potential available here.

Stating that India was now being recognised as the destination for IT, he said many a countries including Japan were now coming forward to invest in IT sector in our country in view of the talent and quality available here. Pointing out that there were maximum number of engineering colleges and MCA colleges in and around Kakinada, Mr. Pallamraju said that IT students should live up to the expectations and cater to the requirements. He thanked Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran, IT Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh C. S. Rao and Managing Director (Software Park) B.V. Naidu for paving the way for starting of a software technology park here.

Fourth in the world

Mr. Naidu, who presided, said that India was poised to become a pioneer in IT sector and was already occupying the fourth place in world. He said Kakinada had a bright future and was going to become the centre for excellence in IT sector along with other cities.

Dr. Rao said the IT park at Kakinada would materialise within three months. He said the Government was according top priority for IT development. Local MLA Mutha Gopalakrishna said vast human resources and infrastructure availability paved the way for choosing Kakinada for the proposed IT park. He said the IT Park here would help create a lot of employment avenues.

K. Satya Prasad, Principal, E. V. Prasad, vice-principal of JNTU College of Engineering, Krishnamurthy, vice-president, WIPRO, Hyderabad, M. Krishna, MD, Honey Well Corporation, Bangalore, and K. Saroja, City Mayor, were present.