TEXPO, the global technology and infrastructure provider, announced a multi-million dollar investment over the next five years to the country’s ICT sector.
Additionally the organisation has awarded 34 university scholarships to successful IT students under its ‘Mentoring a Talent’ initiative.
TEXPO said that together with its exclusive partner in Pakistan, Cannon Technologies, it wants to pave the way for other global ICT organizations to explore and invest in the region.
Announcing the company’s investment plans to revitalise Pakistan’s ICT sector, Dr Sarfaraz Alam, CEO of TEXPO, said, ‘We are ecstatic with our participation as the platinum sponsor of the event and equally delighted with the meetings we have had. It is our desire to expand in Pakistan, build infrastructure and create jobs for a highly talented and enthusiastic market here.’
Pakistan is fast becoming the destination of choice for a significant number of international companies looking to relocate their operations. The ready availability of skilled professionals, a comprehensive ICT infrastructure and affordable rates for connectivity offer considerable time and cost-savings for entrepreneurs. The global share of the country´s ICT industry is estimated at over US$2bn, ‘I hope with our current initiative and future plans, we shall have many more internationally recognized organisations focusing on Pakistan,’ continued Dr Alam.
During recently held ITCN Asia expo, the British Deputy High Commissioner Mr Mike Reilly awarded scholarships to 34 successful IT students from universities all over Pakistan, who took part in TEXPO’s global social initiative programme ‘Mentoring a Talent’.
Now in its second year, the programme helps IT university students in South Asian countries to reach their full potential in academic studies and to thrive in the business world Currently the initiative focuses on IT students in Pakistan, but TEXPO will be extending this to additional disciplines in education in the future and to other countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and Nepal.
TEXPO has more than 15 years’ experience in developing infrastructure for satellite tracking ground stations and communications infrastructures, organisational maturity assessments and performance evaluations for leading private institutions and governments.