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The foundation of a strategic partnership between India and Mauritius in the field of Information and Communication Technology was laid during the visit of the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Mauritius in March 2000 with the signing of an Agreement for Cooperation in Information Technology. During the visit of then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth to India in January 2001, the strategic partnership took a concrete shape with India agreeing to a request of the Mauritian side to assist in setting up of ICT infrastructure in Mauritius. Government of India announced a US Dollar 100 million Credit Line to Mauritius to assist in the setting up of a Cyber Tower and to promote IT education. The Credit Agreement was signed on May 4, 2001 in New Delhi.

The Government of Mauritius set up an apex para-statal body, Business Parks of Mauritius Limited (BPML) for coordinating the development of ICT sector in Mauritius. A senior officer from India was deputed to Mauritius to assist the Government of Mauritius and who acted as the ICT Advisor to Mauritian PM and CEO of BPML. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) was appointed as a consultant. Preparations for construction of the Cyber City at Ebene commenced in September 2002 following the award of tender to the conglomeration of two Indian companies M/s Larsen & Toubro and Shapoorji Pallonji. The Cyber Tower was completed by the Indian companies in record time of 18 months. The Cyber Tower was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2005. 

The Mauritian leadership described the Cyber Tower as a jewel of Mauritian economy which would serve as the vital engine in making ICT the fifth pillar of the economy. It is the first absolute state-of-the-art “intelligent” building with centralized computer management system through which all important functions of the building are controlled such as air-conditioning, security, access, elevators, fire fighting equipment and electrical installations. Many Indian companies, including Infosys, Hinduja TMT, etc have established operations in the Cyber Tower. The Cyber Tower Ebene won the prestigious “Intelligent Building of the Year” award by the “The Intelligent Community Forum, USA” in 2005.

Business Parks of Mauritius Limited (BPML)
10th Floor, NPF Building
Moka Road, Rose Hill
Tel: (230) 4676900
Fax: (230) 4676925
Email: bpml@bpmlmauritius.mu

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