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Mahindra and Mahindra to set up IT park in Sri Lanka

Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra decides to set up a multi-million dollar IT park in the country.

business Updated: Oct 19, 2007 13:23 IST
TV Sriram

Under a special invitation extended by the Sri Lankan government, Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra has decided to set up a multi-million dollar IT park in the country that will generate 10,000 jobs in the sector.



The IT park is to be set up in Katunayake (near Colombo) in the next six months under a special invitation extended by Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Ministry, a senior minister said.



Investments and other formalities of the project, that is to be developed under a joint venture with the Board of Investment of Sri lanka, will be finalised by the end of this month, the Investment Promotion Minister Navin Dissanayake told reporters on Thursday.



This project is expected to provide employment to 10,000 IT professionals, Dissanayake said, adding Mahindra and Mahindra group is also discussing the possibility of exclusively developing the Trincomalee Trade Zone for which 1,635 acres have been earmarked.



M&M is, however, seeking 3,000 acres in the Eastern region for which the government is planning to take up the proposal again for cabinet approval.



"We are making arrangements to provide land for their project. Total investment of this project will be nearly 200 million US dollars over a five year period," Dissanayake said.