Syria, India open informatics centre in DamascusBy IANS
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
DAMASCUS - The Syrian-Indian Centre for Informatics was inaugurated here Wednesday, Xinhua reports.
The centre, built at a cost of $3 million, includes three training scientific labs, a library, a data centre and equipment to train 600 trainees for two years.
The centre is the first of its kind in Syria, SANA news agency reported.
Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri said the centre will enhance informatics’ role in people’s lives.
The project is part of a framework for technological cooperation between Damascus and New Delhi.
Indian President Pratibha Patil visited Syria in November, during which she inaugurated the Syrian-Indian Business Council. She also held talks with her Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad over bilateral relationships.