The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, launched the Technocity project in Thiruvananthapuram and laid the foundation stone for the first government building in Technocity.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Kerala’s strengths in basic literacy and skills – and the experience of Kerala’s people in the services sector and in consumer driven industries – make this state a natural for an IT ecosystem. He stated that IT is not just important in itself. It is a force multiplier for the entire services economy. It has played a game changing role in health-care, education, tourism and many other industries. These areas are Kerala’s strengths. He was confident that the development of Technocity will provide new opportunities for the young people of Kerala.
The President said that climbing higher in the services sector value chain, Kerala has obvious advantages in three areas. The first is Information Technology. The others are tourism and health-care. These are also the areas where jobs and employment opportunities lie for our youth – especially for the talented young men and women of Kerala.