Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

UAE seeks India's help in frontier technology: Pradhan

ANI | Updated: May 14, 2018 04:40 IST

Dubai [UAE] May 13 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sought India's help in the Frontier Technology.
Pradhan informed this after meeting with UAE Minister for Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Nasser Al Hamli here.
"If Indians lead Google then why the UAE should be deprived of such talent? The UAE should also get benefit in this regard and I am sure that both the nations will be benefitted in the coming days," Pradhan told ANI.
Frontier Technology is a premier systems integrator and enterprise computing provider specialising in bespoke information technology infrastructure, data management, business continuity and access solutions.
Pradhan informed that around 30-35 lakh people of Indian origin live in UAE, which is one-third of the total population of UAE.
"A large chunk of India's remittance economy comes from UAE. Out of total 59 billion dollars of remittance economy, UAE sends 16 billion dollars. I we train Indian manpower as per the needs of UAE then its economy will be benefitted and our manpower will get employment on good salary," Pradhan said.
"There is a need to re-skill current Indian manpower in the UAE according to the upcoming technological changes in the world and as per new technologies under Industrial Revolution 4.0," Pradhan said.
He also said that it is necessary to train around two lakh Indians, who come to the UAE every year, as per the needs of the UAE.
"India and the UAE have drafted a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding in this regard after many rounds of discussions. A Joint Working Group will be created and it will be monitored by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj," Pradhan said.
The Union Petroleum Minister has invited Nasser Al Hamli to India in July after Ramzan to attend the India finals of World Skill event.
Talking about the skill mapping programme, Pradhan said that it aims to provide conducive work environment for the Indian manpower in UAE.
"The UAE investment will be increased in India in the coming days and vice versa and this will benefit Indian youth," Pradhan said.
Earlier, Nasser Al Hamli hailed the contribution of the Indian community in the economy of the UAE.
"We are very happy to host our Indian guests here. Indians are very hard working and they are very valuable for our economy. We are also happy that they are supporting their families back home in India," Hamli told ANI in Dubai.
Commenting on the Indian workforce in UAE, the minister expressed happiness over how "very hardworking" Indians, "who are valuable to the (UAE) economy," support their families back at home whilst working on the UAE soil.
He further underscored that India and UAE are closely monitoring the situation revolving around the issuance of the visa to the Indians very closely.
"UAE is working with the Indian Government in terms of making sure that our relationship is transparent and contractually very valid and we are monitoring this very closely," the UAE minister told ANI when asked about any possible changes in the UAE's visa policy for Indian employees, given the fact that 3.3 million Indians are working in UAE.
Pradhan is on a three-day visit to the UAE, which commenced on May 12, to follow up on the February 2018 UAE visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)