Korean Eximbank’s team has conducted a feasibility study for the IT park in Islamabad and called on the Minister of State for IT Mrs. Anusha Rehman in Islamabad today to discuss in detail the salient features, models and proposed designs along with other technical aspects for the building of first IT park in Pakistan.
Korean Experts Team Conducts Feasibility Study for IT Park in Islamabad
Minister of State for IT Mrs. Anusha Rehman, Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan and senior officials from Ministry of IT and PSEB had a very fruitful discussion with the Korean experts regarding different aspects of feasibility study report. The 13 members’ Korean team was lead by Dr. Yim Deok Soon and Prof. Park Hung Kook.
Minister of IT welcomed the Korean delegation and shared her vision to provide good infrastructure to the IT industry to get full benefits from Pakistan’s IT talent. She 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.
Minister said that
we have an abundant IT talent and IT parks would be a good way of leveraging that talent to boost Pakistan’s IT exports which have already grown over 40% since last year.
She appreciated the passion and spirit of Korean team and their constant support in IT park project. She also hoped that the IT Park will further augment the long lasting and strong relationship between Pakistan and Korea.
The Korean team was also asked to submit their final report by next week so that IT parks could enter in to an implementation phase of the project at the earliest.