Craig R. Barrett, the chairman of Intel Corporation is visiting India and Bangladesh from 3, September, 2007 to push Intel education and healthcare progarmmes to empower rural folks.
He is visiting first time to Bangladesh and ninth time to India to interact with governments and local industries on the benefits of Intel's World Ahead Programme (WAP) in training teachers and students in digital technology. During his three-day trip to the sub-continent, Barrett will visit Tindivanam, about 125 km from Chennai, in Tamil Nadu to participate in a healthcare programme initiated by Intel India subsidiary. Then he will fly to Dhaka, to launch the WAP in Bangladesh and address the stakeholders on the objectives of the digital inclusion programme. He will also participate in the in the eighth anniversary function of the Intel education programme, New Delhi. The company will sign agreements (MoUs) with respective governments and local players on implementing digital technology in education and healthcare.