Jeypore, Aug 8: The Central government will set up a software technology park in Jeypore of Koraput district with an outlay of Rs. 10 crore in the first phase. The project is expected to complete by the end of 2017.
The government has proposed a three-acre of land situated at Phulabada area under Umri mouza. The proposed site is located at a distance of around 10 km from the Jeypore town, alongside of NH-26. A two-member team visited the proposed site on Friday.
The two-member team comprising Manas Ranjan Panda, Director of Software Technology Park of India (STPI) and Aditya Mohapatra, Deputy Secretary of Odisha IT Department, visited the site and discussed with the officials about the facilities like – nearest railways station, airport, engineering colleges and town. The team will submit a detail report about their visit to the central government as well as the state government.
Around 20 multi-national software companies are expected to function in this propose software park in Jeypore spread across in three acres of land. Apart from Jeypore, five more places – Angul, Jajpur, Sambalpur, Rayagada and Bhawanipatna may also get software technology parks.