Infosys To Invest $25-30 M For DRC, Development Centre
Infosys Technologies is all set to invest $25-30 million (over the next three years) towards a new software development centre and disaster recovery centre (DRC) in Mauritius which will house 1500-2000 people. The centre, which is expected to be operational by January 2003, will commence on a rented site and later move into its company-owned 23-acre property, a release said. The DRC and development centre will be equipped to function as a back-up centre and will be on stand-by to take over client projects in case of any emergency. A good number of Indian professionals from Infosys are expected to relocate to Mauritius.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education is setting up a campus for training in sectors like ICT, science and heath services in Mauritius. We have submitted a proposal to the Indian government to set up a Kendriya Vidyalaya in our country, he said.
Interestingly, the country is also pitching for Indian BPO (business process outsourcing) players to set up their disaster recovery centres in Mauritius and utilise Mauritius as a base for French language capability.
Accenture has set up a 200-people BPO operation which will be scaled up to 1000 people within a year. Currently five Mauritian companies are in the BPO space servicing the US, the UK and France, he said.