STAFF REPORT KHI: The Information Technology Department of Sindh is undertaking two multibillion-rupee mega IT projects, Arfa Karim IT City and Geoghraphical Information System (GIS) for Sindh, to promote and develop ICT infrastructure in the province.
This was stated by Sindh IT Minister Syed Raza Haroon while speaking at the inauguration of the 7th ICT exhibition and conference at the Karachi Expo Centre Tuesday.
“The master plan for this flagship IT project is under preparation as 200 acres of land has been acquired fenced adjacent to Education City while site office is already completed”. This project will be launched next year, he added.
GIS project will provide technological facilities such as tele-metering of water discharge in rivers and canals, weather forecast, navigation, disaster management, land management to the province.
In his remarks, Minister of Science and IT, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, Ayub Khan, said that his government is keen to promote IT sector in the province and, therefore, offers various facilities at 80 percent discount to IT companies besides providing free Internet connection.
He said that 27 companies have started working in the IT Park in Peshawar while more companies are coming to IT centre in Abottabad and the government has decided to hire other places to accommodate them.

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