Korean Exim bank’s team who have conducted feasibility study for the first purpose built IT park in Islamabad, called on the Minister of State for IT Mrs. Anusha Rehman here in Islamabad.
Exim Bank’s team shared in detail the salient features, models and proposed designs along with other technical aspects for the building of first IT park in Pakistan.
Exim Bank is investing $50 million for the IT Park in the capital, which will spread over 45 acres and promote the IT industry
Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan and senior officials from Ministry of IT and PSEB were also present in the meeting.
Minister welcomed the Korean delegation to MoIT and shared with them ministry’s vision to provide good infrastructure to the IT industry to leverage the full potential of Pakistan’s IT talent.
Minister said that IT park will provide a whole ecosystem including affordable space to IT companies along with power, bandwidth, and linkages between industry and academia. IT park in Islamabad will be followed by two more parks at Lahore and Karachi subsequently.
Anusha Rehman while talking to the delegates said that it is our government’s vision and mission to launch state-of-the-art IT parks in Pakistan at the earliest to provide an eco-system for the IT industry of Pakistan.
Therefore, she stressed the Korean team to expedite the work on establishment of first state of the art IT Park. Moreover, there is a huge requirement for state-of-the-art infrastructure in Pakistan from the IT industry so that companies can upscale their resources and capacity and Pakistan can achieve its real potential in the global IT industry, Minister added.