Madagascar and Mauritius sign ICT cooperation agreement
15 March 2011
Mauritius and Madagascar are to collaborate in the domain of Information and Communication Technology and after signing a protocol of agreement, the Xinhua press agency reported March 10.
It was signed by the Outsourcing & Telecommunications Association of Mauritius (OTAM) and the Groupement des opérateurs en technologies de l'information et de la communication (GOTICOM).
The two groups are to pool their skills in order to work on the development of ICT in Mauritius and Madagascar and "to improve the quality and effectiveness of these services (…), promoting the exchange of information, resources and expertise in all aspects of this industry, in particular in the field of human resources", says a press release.
The two parties will also seek to extend their collaborations with other partners in the region, such as the Seychelles.
The archipelago has in fact this month received approval from the European Investment Bank concerning a loan of 8 million Euros to the company Seychelles Cable Systems (SCS), for the installation and operation of the first submarine fiber optic cable.