From Leela Rani D
Vijayawada, April 2 2017: Aiming to make Andhra Pradesh a major technology hub, the state government has turned to IT services and technology leader, HCL, for setting up of HCL IT & training centres in Vijayawada and Amaravati.
HCL would invest Rs 500 crores ( Rs 5 billion) in the next 10 years to achieve this.
In phase -1 of the project HCL would invest Rs 300 crores ( Rs 3 billion) aimed to provide employment for 3000 people. While phase -2 to commence in 2022 about Rs 200 crores ( Rsa 2 billion) will provide employment for 2000 people.
HCL intends to develop its first training centre at Kesarapalle village in Gannavaram Mandal of Krishna district in 17.86 acres, while second centre in 10 acres in Ainavulu village of Amaravati.
This project would also have a campus of the IT&ITES City project. Apart from developing infrastructure HCL would create Engineering services by setting up R&D labs., IT services, Skill Development centres and Residential Hostels
Said Shiv Nadar, Founder & Chairman –HCL & Shiv Nadar Foundation:” HCL always has been at the forefront of bringing new opportunities, this is an innovative initiative to reach out to local talent, refine their skills and make future ready for IT careers. Our main idea is to encourage women who are well educated in Southern part of India. Flexible working conditions for women, retain talent through career growth and provide higher educational opportunities. The company has largest R&D and ready to promote creative work force for global companies.”