Broadband services for KKH

Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication during a recent meeting of Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP), chaired by Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddique has approved the provision of broadband services on Karakoram Highway and establishment of Information Technology institutions in the country.

Funds for the project worth Rs4.80 billion have also been approved to carry out seven different projects throughout the country including Gilgit-Baltistan. The meeting was further informed that Special Communication Organisation (SCO), the attached department of the Ministry of IT, would spend Rs1,580 million on the provision of internet services and mobile connectivity at the Diamer-Bhasha Dam site and in its surrounding areas.

The meeting also approved setting up a Technical Training Centre in Gilgit. The approved projects will help train over 22,000 budding professionals and create more than 5,000 job opportunities.