Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- AgreeYa Solutions- a US based IT conglomerate is set to establish its own global delivery centre (GDC) in Bangladesh; a move seen as a major boost to the country’s nascent outsourcing scene.

The move came after the global IT giant formally announced that it has taken over Soltius Bangladesh; the local arm of another global IT conglomerate Soltious Infotech, through formal acquisition.

The offshore unit would act as a complementary hub of the company’s primary global development centre based in Noida in India.

“We are extensively planning to tap into the local pool of talented resources for our Dhaka GDC,” the company spokesperson said at a press conference in Dhaka on Monday, adding, “We are expecting to employ 500 ICT professionals in Bangladesh over the next three years”.

The latest move came against the backdrop of a formal acquisition of the Soltius Bangladesh by the AgreeYa Solutions, which is followed by a yearlong strategic partnership between the two companies in the local market, the Financial Express, a local newspaper, reported.

The two companies have been working in Bangladesh on various technology engagements whose clients include the Bangladesh Bank as well as AB Bank and Unique Group of Companies.

The merger of the two IT giants would also create the first CMMi Level 5 Company operating in Bangladesh. The two companies would work beneath the same umbrella under the name AgreeYa Solutions Bangladesh.

Major focus of the company in the local market includes providing IT and business consulting services to the public and private sector while offering technology solutions in areas of eGovernance, ERP, business intelligence, internet and mobile banking, portal and social computing, eLearning and mobile and embedded computing.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-23June09-11:30 am (BST)