Mauritius, Poland, Israel to get e-governance tech from AP

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh governmentwill soon enter into agreements with governments of Mauritius,Poland and Israel for transfer of technology related toe-governance.

Disclosing this at an interaction session with heads ofInformation Technology companies here today, state IT MinisterPonnala Lakshmaiah said Andhra Pradesh had been a pioneer inlaunching various e-governance initiatives like e-Seva foroffering a gamut of government-to-citizen services.

"Officials from Israel have already visited the state tostudy our e-governance programmes and have decided to adoptthem in their country. Similarly, Mauritius and Poland toohave evinced interest in the e-governance initiatives,"Ponnala said, adding that Sri Lanka too was in touch with thestate government for launching e-Seva and other citizenservices in the island nation.

The Minister said the Information Technology andCommunications Department of Andhra Pradesh government wouldorganise a two-day international event ''Advantage AP � ITSummit-2011'' at the Hyderabad International Convention Centrefrom March 1 to showcase the state as the best destination forinvestments in IT and IT-enabled services sectors.

"The aim of the event is to make Andhra Pradesh the mostpreferred IT destination in the country. The state has beenproactive in attracting investments in IT/ITES sectors withits investor-centric policies," Ponnala pointed out. (MORE)PTI DBV VKV

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