Vijayawada : The atmosphere is charged with expectancy as people of the state are anxiously waiting for the visit of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to Visakhapatnam where he will spend a couple of hours on November 17.
He is scheduled to participate in the agriculture hackathon from 2pm to 4pm. Bill Gates will have a oneon-one meeting with chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and deliver the keynote address on the concluding day of the agriculture hackathon.
Dalberg, a consulting company, which is monitoring his tour, has kept details of the visit secret for security reasons. The state government officials told that the CM would seek cooperation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation not only in the field of technology but also in development projects. Bill Gates will stay at a reputed star hotel in the city.
According to reliable sources, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG Foundation) will help the AP in soil testing using drone technology which will give instant results. Usually, it takes about three or four days for soil testing results. The technology of the BMGF was successful in Africa.
The inaugural session will be addressed by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu. BMGF director (agriculture), Nick Austin, will deliver keynote address. According to officials, 300 delegates, 500 farmers and experts will attend in first-ever agriculture hackathon.
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