ISLAMABAD: Pakistan with the assistance of South Korea will be setting up an information technology park in Islamabad.
The project is a part of Prime Minister’s vision of Digital Pakistan.
An agreement was signed between Ministry of Information Technology and Korea Exim Bank on Tuesday in Islamabad. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar witnessed the signing ceremony.
The minister stated that the federal government has a vision for a “digital and financially inclusive Pakistan”.
Dar stated Islamabad’s Awami Markaz building was converted into a software park and the government is establishing the IT park with South Korea’s cooperation.
He went on to say that Pakistan is looking forward to cooperate on more projects with South Korea. He highlighted that South Korea also worked with Pakistan on building Islamabad-Lahore Motorway.
Anusha Rehman, State Minister for Information Technology, stated that the state-of-the-art technology park will help the country achieve its dream of a digital Pakistan.
The state minister stated that information technology parks will also be made in Karachi and Lahore.
“The information park will be made over 42 acres of land, will have a data centre and capacity to accommodate more than one hundred IT companies,” Rehman said.
Story first published: 21st March 2017