Georgia to build computer assembling factory
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 10 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Leading global companies are interested in building computer-assembly factories in Georgia, Education Minister Dmitri Shashkin said after meeting with JP Sa Gouto founder Jorge Sa Couto and head of the Agellan project Luis Silviero Pinto. JP Sa Gouto produces Intel training netbooks in Portugal.
At the meeting, it was noted that Georgia has been successfully included in the Agellan project, which envisages the distribution of netbooks to first-graders, the Education Ministry told Trend. This year, computers were given to students at pilot schools. From next year, they will be distributed free of charge to all of the first-graders in the country.
The Portuguese side is ready to produce netbooks in Georgia to implement this project, which will create additional jobs in the country and reduce the cost of computers. In addition to netbooks, the factory will also produce other types of computers.
The construction of the factory was made possible after Shashkin and Intel Vice President John Davis concluded a memorandum on cooperation.