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    DDWP approves seven projects worth Rs. 4800 million

    Chitral Times Report


    ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has approved seven projects worth Rs. 4800 million. These reviewed and modified projects were approved for different departments in Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) meeting chaired by Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Thursday. These approved projects will not only pave way for fulfilling the Prime Minister’s Digital Pakistan vision but also ensure training of over 22,000 youths and creat more than 5000 job opportunities besides provision of broadband services on Karakoram Highway and establishing of IT institutions.


    The meeting was told under one of the projects Special Communications Organization (SCO), the attached department of Ministry of IT, will spend Rs. 1580 million for provision of internet services and mobile connectivity in Diamer Bhasha dam site and its surrounding areas. The meeting also approved project worth Rs. 298 million under which a Technical Training Center will be established in Gilgit. The meeting gave approval for a project of worth Rs. 651 million for setting up a National Testing Center for 5G Testing under National Information Technology Board (NITB), while Rs. 1944 million was approved for cyber security project. The meeting approved Rs 143 million for formulation of a Program under Virtual University for bringing Pakistani degrees to equal level of the degrees of the countries signatory of Seoul accord. The meeting gave approval of Rs. 367 million for National Freelance Training Program. The chair gave direction for timely completion of all projects and in transparent manner. The meeting was attended by officers of Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ministry of Planning, Development, Finance Division, and others.


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