It is anticipated that Islamabad’s Information Technology (IT) Park will create 15,000 new positions for experts, IT professionals, and students.
As part of the initiatives to create a Digital Pakistan, Syed Aminul Haque, the Minister for IT and Telecommunication (MoITT), lay its foundation in Chak Shehzad last year. More than 5,000 people will be employed directly and indirectly during the construction phase, and 5,000 more people will be employed directly and indirectly once the park is finished.
An official from the MoITT stated that the project’s estimated cost is Rs. 13.27 billion. The MoITT is establishing the IT park with financial support from the Exim Bank of Korea.
Keep in mind that Minister Haq and Ambassador Suh Sangpyo of the Republic of Korea are credited with developing the concept for the IT park in Islamabad.
Around 120 startups and small to medium-sized businesses would initially have access to office space in Islamabad’s IT Park as well as other auxiliary facilities. These include testing facilities, lecture halls, a centre for industry-academia links, and an auditorium.
In addition to adding economic value, the IT park is expected to help the IT sector overcome its infrastructure shortage, support technology transfer through academic-industry partnerships, facilitate technology commercialization, and enhance research and development. It is anticipated to boost Pakistan’s industrial competitiveness and IT exports while attracting federal direct investment.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has already given its blessing to the building’s design, and MoITT has also gotten the EPA’s blessing for the project’s construction. The park will have 12 floors and 66,893 square meters of floor space.
All the construction work has been completed on the Pakistani side, and contract awarding is underway on the Korean side, with completion expected in the coming weeks.
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