Andhra mulling mega IT park in Visakhapatnam


Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy on Friday directed officials to explore the viability of establishing a mega IT office complex at, on the lines of Raheja Mindspace in Hyderabad.

Reddy directed officials to appraise anyplace near the millennium tower in the port city for the future IT park.

“The IT industry is the sector which can provide jobs in huge numbers,” noted Reddy, even as the Mindspace complex standing on just nine acres of land in the Hitech city area of Hyderabad houses several companies and provides thousands of jobs.

However, he observed that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy ‘was not wishing for business process outsourcing jobs alone when they talked about IT jobs’.

He said the government aims to facilitate the creation of IT jobs in which the youths take pride, and also provide as many jobs as possible with the creation of an IT park in Vizag or Visakhapatnam.

Citing examples of several big IT offices, the Industries Minister said that a BPO company came forward with 8,000 jobs.

“We will intensify our focus on the IT sector in the coming days. Though there are financial difficulties, if we concentrate we can mould the existing circumstances into suitable opportunities,” he said.

The Minister added that IT was the only sector which offers various services to multiple government departments.

Vizag is soon expected to become the executive capital of the southern state as the Chief Minister has decided to trifurcate the state’s capital city into three, executive capital in Vizag, legislative capital in Amaravati and judicial capital in Kurnool.

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      • pandemic didn’t stop life, investments attraction, grounding, progress in approvals unfortunately hasn’t seen pace for 2+ yrs now, whatever being started as recent as Ashok Leyland is all what’s been attracted until 2018; lot expected better

        • How can they go out of country to bring investment into state, when all the countries and multi nationals are experiencing huge issues with pandemic ? Do you know what Jagan is doing with regards to this development issue at all? His focus is development of MSMs as the option of attracting big companies is difficult in present pandemic and economic situation.


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