Karnataka to provide ICT & electronics expertise to Rwanda

Karnataka to provide ICT & electronics expertise to Rwanda

Karnataka State Electronics Corporation (KEONICS) and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) today inked a memorandum of understanding for promotion of bilateral trade and industrial relationship.

KEONICS will be expanding its wings to the East African country to provide expertise in information and communication technology (ICT) and electronics on mutually acceptable terms.

"This new bilateral venture will facilitate collaborative projects in the areas of IT education, ITeS and e-governance, etc.,", said Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, who was present along with High Commissioner of Rwanda, Williams Nkurunziza.

Officials said KEONICS will offer advise and provide capacity building in the fields of IT education, IT enabled Services, e-governance solutions, IT consultancy, IT infrastructure, engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, among others, "as need arises".

Nkurunziza described the MoU as a "mile-stone document" providing a clear frame-work for cooperation between the ICT sector in Rwanda and Karnataka.

Nkurunziza and Honorary Consul of Rwanda here Mohan Suresh are in touch with several successful companies owned by Karnataka Government to take a delegation to Rwanda and organise a "Karnataka Show" there in December, it was stated.

Shettar said KEONICS earned a profit after tax of Rs 4.05 crore during 2011-12 on a turnover of Rs 143.71 crore.