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Huge investment for incubation centre at Sec V

Huge investment for incubation centre at Sec V

Kolkata: The Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has made its largest investment till date in Bengal for setting up an incubation centre at Salt Lake Sector V.

STPI is investing Rs 120 crore for the project the construction, the work for which has already started.

"The largest investment for STPI on a single project is in the incubation centre at Salt Lake. There will be a network operating centre and a data centre in a single ecosystem which will offer high speed data communication services to the IT and ITeS industry in Bengal," said Onkar Rai, director-general of STPI while speaking at the inaugural session of Infocom 2018.

According to Rai, the IT centre will power the entire North-East and will act as an innovation hub for start-ups and

IT entrepreneurs.

According to sources in STPI, this will come up on a land of 5-acre and will take more than two years to get completed.

It may be mentioned that STPI presently operates five centres in the state — Kolkata, Durgapur, Haldia, Kharagpur and Siliguri.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) service major Sify Technologies CEO Kamal Nath also announced that its 50,000 sq ft data centre at Rajarhat will be inaugurated by February next year.

According to Nath, the key aspects of a successful data centre is to have a combination of mindset, skill set and tool set.

"We have chosen the city for the data centre as we have seen Bengal government has a strong mindset. There are a lot of educational institutes in the state from where we are hopeful of building up the skill set. We have the tool set and so the combination will serve our purpose,"

Nath added.

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