India to help Myanmar on IT, farming
- Published: 23/04/2013 at 04:26 PM
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India will work with Myanmar to help build capacity in information technology and agriculture, in an effort to further strengthen ties between the two countries.
Farmers scatter rice to clean it after collecting it from a field in Myanmar. India is helping to set up Myanmar’s new Rice Bio Park, which is developing ways to use every part of the rice plant, thus improving the income of local farmers. (Reuters photo)
A taskforce led by Subramanian Ramadorai, skills development adviser to the Indian prime minister, is working on several projects, including plans to set up a Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, the Hindustan Times reports.
In terms of agriculture, India is helping to set up Myanmar’s new Rice Bio Park, which is developing ways to use every part of the rice plant, thus improving the income of local farmers.
The two countries are also working together to increase the production of cardamom in the Naga Self Administered Zone in north-western Myanmar.
An India-Myanmar Industrial Training Centre has meanwhile been set up in Pakokku, with a second to follow in Myingyan.
Other initiatives include a Myanmar-India Centre for English Language, a Myanmar-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre and an India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT Skills.
Myanmar is the only Southeast Asian country that India shares a land boundary with.
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