Nitish gets first-hand information on Chinese technologies

BEIJING: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has toured Shanghai, China’s financial hub, where he received first-hand information on advanced technologies in key sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and irrigation.

Kumar, currently on a week-long “goodwill” visit to the Communist nation, saw various aspects of Shanghai, China’s largest metropolis.

Issues related to scope of multidimensional use of IT in rural areas were discussed during his interactions with Chinese officials.

Kumar also visited the R & D centre of ZTE, a Chinese telecom giant, in Shanghai. ZTE has opened a local office in Patna, the chief minister was told.

Later, Kumar, who is leading a Bihar government delegation, also visited Shandong province, where experts gave a detailed presentation on building infrastructure, agriculture and irrigation.

Issues related to alternative building material technology and brick, roofing material were also discussed during a function attended by Shandong province officials.

Besides, issues related to water use efficiency for irrigation, tourism, Nalanda University, solar energy and methods to control floods were discussed, Bihar government sources said.

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