July 20, 2024, Saturday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

India ready to help Nepal in the development of IT sector: Srivastava

The Nepal Weekly
June 18, 2024
Minister Rekha Sharma in the meeting

India-Nepal cooperation is essential for the success of the “Information and Technology Decade” Nepal government had announced through the budget speech for the fiscal year 2024/25, remarked Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma.

During a meeting with the ambassador of India to Nepal Naveen Srivastava on Friday at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Minister Sharma said that there will be enhanced cooperation between the two neighbours for the development of the IT sector.

While meeting with the Indian envoy Minister Sharma, also the government spokesperson, congratulated the newly formed government of India and expressed her sincere faith in consolidating the bilateral ties between the two countries.

She informed about “The IT Decade” announced in the federal government budget for the fiscal year 2024/25 to Ambassador Srivastava and acquainted him of the essence of India’s cooperation to move forward.

In his response, Ambassador Srivastava said that India is ready to extend cooperation and assistance to Nepal.

Srivastava said that India’s cooperation covered three aspects specifically in enhancing skill and training, construction for digital infrastructure, and connecting linkage with the private sector of India who have invested in the IT startup.

The ambassador informed minister Sharma that India has made it easy for the Nepalis residing in India to get mobile SIM as per the past agreement. India will address many other problems being noticed including the bandwidth, he added.

The officials of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present during the meeting.