According to a press release issued today, the Federal Ministry of Information and Telecommunications (MoITT) has launched three IT projects worth Rs 5 billion for the six districts of Sindh.
These projects will be a milestone in Ministry’s quest to connect the people of Sindh with the digital world.
The signing ceremony took place at a local hotel in Karachi where Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was Guest of honor. While the chief secretary of Sindh, signed the contract.
The deal was signed by Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF) of the Ministry of Information Technology, and PTCL & Ufone Chairman and CEO Hatem Bamatraf.
On this occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that there was a time when technological progress and economic conditions were at a very important stage in some parts of our country. and affecting the daily lives of millions of people with disabilities in Pakistan.
He said that the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications, through the Universal Service Fund (USF) to address these issues and in line with the vision of “Digital Pakistan”, has implemented projects that play a key role in society. – People’s economic development I am very proud that all this has become possible thanks to the continuous efforts of the departments of information technology and telecommunications.
in a speech, Federal Minister of Information Technology and Communications Syed Amin-Ul-Haq stated that the USF is contracting to host OFCs in areas not assisted by Dadu, Jamshoro, Larkana, Kambar Shahdadkot, Hyderabad and Badin in Sindh.
These projects, worth more than Rs 5 billion, will connect a total of 207 cities and union councils (UCs) over 2,192 km from the OFC, benefiting 4.2 million people in these areas. It will play a huge role in the economic and social well-being of the people by providing all aspects of electronic dialing.
Syed Amin-Ul-Haq He added that through the USF, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications aims to connect all citizens of Pakistan. Because digitization has become a priority for businesses and communities.
Through the Fiber Optic Networks and Services (NG-OF) project, USF has contracted over 10,000 miles of fiber optic cable (OFC) to serve 31.5 million people nationwide.
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