Ramallah: India on Tuesday donated US $ 3 million to complete the construction of the Palestine-India Techno Park, which will serve as a launch pad connecting Palestinian IT entrepreneurs with local, regional and global markets.

The latest of four contributions completes India’s commitment of US $ 12 million for the establishment of a Techno Park at the University of Birmingham in Ramallah in 2016 as part of a bilateral aid project.

Officials told PTI that the project is almost in its final stages and is likely to be launched in February or March next year.

The President’s diplomatic consultant, Dr. Majdi al-Khaldi, handed over a check for USD 3 million at a ceremony hosted by the India Representative (ROI) in Palestine.

Dr. Abdul Latif Abu Hizleh, Chairman of the Board of Directors and members of the Governing Council were present at the event.

Dr. Al-Khaldi expressed sincere gratitude to the Government and to the people of India for this generous contribution and “partnership in sharing efforts to increase expertise and capacity”.

“It is a gift from India, it will serve different Palestinian sectors and will form the launch pad of Palestine for the region and the world’s IT markets,” he stressed.

Promising India’s continued support and cooperation with Palestine in its efforts to increase capacity in all areas, Kumar emphasized that the government and the people of India were “staunch supporters of Palestine” and called Palestine-India Techno Park “another key icon of Indo-Palestinian collaboration and” friendship ”.

The ROI states that Techno Park “aims to create a sound infrastructure for startups, research and development and innovation initiatives, as well as establishing a visionary infrastructure that supports successful, local, regional and global technology teams.”

Techno Park will serve as an IT hub in Palestine, providing a one-stop solution to all related service needs – providing cutting edge technology, hosting IT companies and local businesses, universities and other organizations with the goal of creating business and employment opportunities for young Palestinian entrepreneurs.

As part of ongoing assistance programs in Palestine, the Government of India is providing 150 places to Palestinian professionals every year under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program, with 100 academic scholarships at the undergraduate, master’s and PhD levels. At Indian universities for Palestinian students.

Under the India-Palestine Development Partnership, the Government of India is funding eight development projects valued at USD 59 million, including a 215-bed super specialty hospital in Bethlehem, an information technology park, national press, Turati-women empowerment project and diplomatic training. Institution and three schools in various governorates in Palestinian territories.

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