President of India and PM of Swaziland unveil Royal Science and Technology Innovation Park
New Delhi April 10, 2018: The President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind and The Prime Minister of Swaziland, Shri Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini unveiled Royal Science and Technology Innovation Park in Phocweni, Swaziland, on 10th April 2018. The park has been constructed by a leading Indian EPC Company Angelique International Limited (AIL), this facility, although operational will formally be dedicated to the people of Swaziland by His Majesty King Mswati III later.
The US$ 20million (INR 130 crore) IT Park has been financed by the Government of Indiaunder bilateral cooperation, and will contribute positively to attain SwaziGovernment’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through use of InformationTechnology. The construction was divided into various phases, includingconstruction of office facilities and e-government facilities, as also,transfer of skills. It is Angelique’s extreme competence and professionalismthat they delivered the project to the best satisfaction of the Swazigovernment.
Mr.Rakesh Kumar Ahuja, Executive Vice President of Angelique said, “The newly constructedpark comprises of education center – named Advanced School of IT (ASIT) whichis running five course under franchisee agreement with one of renowned ITeducation provider (APTECH). Students have already completed 1st semester.National Contact center (NCC-call center) with working space of 204 callingagents with in-built training center. NCC already has MOU with Swazi Post &Telecom, Swazi Bank, FNB Bank, Swazi Election Commission. Incubation center toconvert ideas to entrepreneur on the concept of Start up system like we have inIndia is also operational with 7 incubates and has capacity of almost 100.Common facilities like conference rooms, Video Conferencing room, meetingrooms, cafeteria, gymnasium, recreation center make it a place to work for. Italso house a state-of-the-art data center with 66 smart racks called NationalData center (NDC) to become hub for hosting data of all Government functionsand also to become gateway of all online functions. Migration process to newdata center has already started.
“Sincescientific advances and technological changes are important drivers of economicperformance of any country, the ability to create, distribute and exploitknowledge has become a major source of competitive advantage, wealth creationand improvements in the quality of life that will amplify due to the IT sectorshifting to more knowledge-intensive industries and services; and rising skilllevels.” added Mr. Ahuja.
Mr.Vumile Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Science and Technology Park, added, “Broad-based economicgrowth is essential to sustainable, long-term development as it createsopportunities driven households to raise their living standards, as also,provides country with resources to expand access to basic services, and—mostimportant of all—enables citizens to chart their own prosperous futures. Growthof IT sector in Swaziland will stimulate development and transform the countryinto an innovative land full of opportunities. India, being one of leaders inIT sector, can train our skills that will result in a sustainable advancementin Swaziland. By 2022, Swaziland will be renowned internationally for herswiftness in exploring science, technology and innovation as means to increasecountry’s economic growth and increase capacity by developing a knowledge-basedeconomy and infrastructure thus substantially alleviatingpoverty. The Technology Park will also mobilize new investors andprivate capital to underserved sectors and geographies, to create productivejobs, new economic opportunities and enhance access to and quality of services– from financial and energy to health and education”
AboutAngelique International Limited: Angelique International Limited is an Indian EPC companyincepted in 1996, delivering complete project solutions in vital areas ofpower, water, agriculture, irrigation, social infrastructure and industrialprojects internationally, as well as, in India. Equipped with 700 plustechnical manpower, 32 plus international offices and in-house design engineeringcapabilities, the company conforms to various ISO certifications. Besides astrong & extremely competent in-house design team, equipped withcomputerized 3D analysis and design software, it has proficiency inengineering, global sourcing and construction of projects.