Oracle shows interest in forging ties with Himachal

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Shimla, July 29 (IANS) US technology firm Oracle on Friday expressed interest in forging ties with the Himachal Pradesh government for its technological initiatives, the government said.

The company’s President Loic Le Guisquet called on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here and expressed interest in this regard, the government said in a statement.

It said the Chief Minister invited suggestions from the company to develop solutions for modernisation of horticulture, agriculture and tourism sectors.

Chief Secretary V.C. Pharka emphasised on the role of technology in identifying and developing adventure tourism sites across the state.

State Information Technology Adviser Gokul Butail asked Oracle to set up incubation centres for start-ups as the state has ample human resources and electricity to promote the Information Technology industry.

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The company has 12 development centres in India, including facilities in emerging cities like Vijayawada, Thiruvananthapuram, Noida and Ahmedabad.



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