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Visakhapatnam, Nov. 24

IT majors and IT-enabled services units are eyeing Visakhapatnam and many IT units are likely to come up in the near future, according to Mr Shakti Sagar, the convener (IT and communications panel) of the AP region of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He was addressing a conference on "bridging the digital divide" here on Friday, organised by the Vizag zone of the CII. He said Vizag had the potential to become a major IT centre, with a vast talent pool and congenial atmosphere. The infrastructure would have to be built up. Mr D. Ramakrishna, MD of Efftronics Systems Pvt Ltd, emphasised the need for improving human resources. Mr G. Vivekananda, the Chairman of the CII (Andhra Pradesh), and Dr Varma Vegesna, the Vizag zone vice-chairman, also spoke.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 25, 2006)
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