The C-DAC will procure IT equipment through public tender in consultation with MEA
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
has signed an agreement with the Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to set
up computer labs for school students in Armenia.
The project aims at upgrading information technology (IT) education and related
facilities in 19 schools in urban and semiurban areas and 53 schools in rural areas.
More than 15,000 students are expected to benefit from the project, where 72 labs
will be set up.
The labs will be set up at schools in Tavush region, one of the 11 provinces of
Armenia, located in the north-west of the country and has a population of 1.34 lakh.
The region borders Azerbaijan in the northwest and Georgia in the north.
The agreement was signed by Ajay Bisaria, joint secretary, Eurasia and Rajat Moona,
director general, C-DAC. The Hayastan All Armenian Fund (HAAF) is in the process
of supporting Armenian governments efforts for the development of adequate IT infrastructure
in Tavush region.
The C-DAC will procure IT equipment through public tender in consultation with MEA,
help in finalisation of the tender after technical evaluation, etc, and arrange
for supply, do site inspection and other related works. The C-DAC will also supervise
the onsite support during the period of warranty. The total estimated cost of the
project is Rs. 2.8 crore.
Moona said, The C-DAC has already made some inroads with the implementation of the
India-Armenia Centre for Excellence in ICT at Yerevan, and I am sure we will be
able to extend our expertise in Tavush region as well.
Courtesy: Times of India