Ministry for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication has launched two major Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects to empower the communities of Asia’s Switzerland Swat.
The first project worth approximately Rs 781 Million was awarded through Universal Service Fund (USF) to Telenor for providing High Speed Mobile Broadband services in un-served and under-served areas of Swat district while the second project has been launched through the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) to build a 22,000 square feet Software Technology Park (STP) in Mingora.
Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Syed Amin Ul Haque and Federal Minister for Communications, Murad Saeed witnessed the contract signing ceremonies in Islamabad.
The federal minister for IT and Telecommunication said that 65,695 people will benefit from High Speed Mobile Broadband services in 50 muazas spread over an area of 1,501 sq km. He also pointed out the multitude of challenges like mountains and difficult terrain in the area and considered it an important achievement of the USF.