The federal government has decided to establish a science and technology park in Islamabad to provide modern facilities to students for scientific research.
An official of the Ministry of Science and Technology told the state-owned news agency on Monday that the government has allocated an initial fund of Rs. 50 million in this regard.
He told APP that the park would be established in collaboration with COMSATS University and that the feasibility report for the park is also being prepared by a renowned company.
When contacted, the COMSATS Rector, Dr. Raheel Qamar also confirmed the news.
He said that the purpose of establishing this park was to promote scientific research among students. He added that the idea will not only help promote science-related education, it will also increase entrepreneurship across the country.
Dr. Qamar said that the science and technology park would enable the students to use state of the art facilities of scientific learning under one roof.
Rector COMSATS further added that the project would be started as soon as its feasibility report has been prepared.
Back in 2017, NUST, in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) had started work on the National Science & Technology Park (NSTP) in the federal capital. The project was supposed to be completed by 2020, but the change in the government has reportedly slowed the work on the project.