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PM Modi visits CITD, interacts with students, donates four buses

Updated: Jul 07, 2016 21:15 IST

Maputo (Mozambique), July 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Centre for Innovation and Technological Development (CITD) at the Maluana Science and Technology Park on Thursday afternoon, where he interacted with students.

The Prime Minister also donated four buses to the centre and planted a sapling of African mahogany there.

CIDT provides key services, including classroom training in Information Technology-related fields and incubation space for tech start-ups.

"New capacities for a closer partnership. PM @narendramodi visits Centre for Innovation & Technological Development. The CITD is located in the S&T Park, result of a unique #IndiaMozambique collaboration, built through an Indian LOC. At CITD, PM @narendramodi interacts with students who have studied in India under ITEC and other programmes," tweeted MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

"New engines for innovation. PM @narendramodi donates 4 buses to the CITD," tweeted Swarup.

"And...PM @narendramodi & his young friends plant a sapling of African Mahogany. Sowing seeds of friendship," tweeted PMO. (ANI)

Before departing for South African capital city of Pretoria at 6.20 p.m. (Mozambique time), the Prime Minister will interact with Indian Diaspora.

Prime Minister Modi touched down at Maputo International Airport in the morning, and will be the first Indian head of government to visit Mozambique after 34 years. Former prime minister Indira Gandhi was the last to visit that country in 1982. (ANI)