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CM invites Malaysia for IT projects

A PRESENTATION on the ?Multimedia super corridor? was made to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Made by the vice-chairman of the Multimedia Development Corporation and his team, the presentation explained the initiatives taken by the Malaysian Government in establishing this corridor.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2006 02:05 IST

A PRESENTATION on the ‘Multimedia super corridor’ was made to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Made by the vice-chairman of the Multimedia Development Corporation and his team, the presentation explained the initiatives taken by the Malaysian Government in establishing this corridor.

According to an official release, the CM went round the corridor at Cyber Jaya, which is the cyber technology hub of Kuala Lumpur. It has attracted over 1,600 companies that have set up their ICT centres in this corridor.
Chouhan appreciated the multimedia corridor model and extended invitation for collaboration in the area of information and communication technology.

The Multimedia Corridor accepted the invitation to visit Madhya Pradesh to explore similar projects in the State. The Malaysian Government also arranged a visit of the Chief Minister and delegates to see the infrastructure development of Putrafa Jaya- the new administrative capital of Malaysia. The CM observed the infrastructure development works there.

Earlier, the High Commissioner RL Narayanan received the Chief Minister at the Kuala Lumpur Airport. He also hosted a dinner in his honour.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said the mutual and ancient trade relations between India and Malaysia dated back to 3 century BC.

Indian Tamilians and Sikhs always worked together with Malaysian people for development of Malaysia. About 20 Malaysian companies of India origin were working in their projects in addition to 50 companies working in the joint sector. 

Besides, about 56 Malaysian companies have Indian equity.  Moreover, major companies of Malaysia are engaged in road construction works in Madhya Pradesh. 

Like Malaysia, Madhya Pradesh has extensive forest area. Trade between India and Malaysia increased seven folds during last ten years. The year 2005-06 registered trade worth Rs 4.5 US billion dollars between the two countries. So far as Asian countries were concerned, Malaysia was the biggest supporter to India.