Mauritius to become major tech hub
Mauritius is set to make big waves in tech by creating a new ‘Smart Cities’ initiative that will target around 100,000 new direct and indirect jobs within five years, with 15,000 of them in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The island, which is getting a reputation for innovation, is set to become a major technology hub with the development of 10 smart cities where IT startups will work alongside global IT giants such as Cisco, Huawei and AliBaba.com.
By granting licenses to developers, the Government is building not just a space for innovative clusters of commerce but also an area to live and play. By targeting foreign investment with economic perks and favourable tax conditions, the Mauritian Government aims to make a step change in opening up Mauritius to new enterprise and the world to cutting-edge Mauritian ideas
Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth said. "We have to move towards the provision of high-end activities like software and animation development, big data analytics, disaster recovery and cloud computing, among others.
“My government is focusing on establishing a techno entrepreneurship culture. Our youth is full of ideas and dynamism and I see many of them setting up successful enterprises going forward."
For more on Mauritius’s new Smart Cities initiative see more details here.
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