Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled many important and major projects of the Special Communication Organization (SCO) on Friday, during his day-long visit to Gilgit Baltistan.
The PM visited the area’s capital, Gilgit along with cabinet ministers and addressed a conference accompanied by legislators of Gilgit-Baltistan and followers of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party to announce the package.
The projects come under the direction of Telecom and Information Technology development. The PM further informed new upcoming IT-related projects initiated by SCO. At the event, DG SCO Major General Muhammad Shahid Siddeeq notified the Prime Minister about projects, which involve telecommunications and internet services to help transform the region. The Prime Minister also highlighted the significance of these projects in maintaining pace with the accelerated developments in the world of communication and information technology.
“I am pleased to witness the recent remarkable developments in the communication and information technology and Information technology sector, which is reflected in the development of mobile services, such as the launch of 4G and broadband services, and digital solutions related to cloud-based Data Centers, and these are all indicators of very positive progress in the region,” the premier said.
Several of these projects have been finished ahead of schedule. These include Pak-China OFC Project Phase-1, SCO Triple Play Service (GPON), IP-based VSAT Hub, state-of-the-art SCO KIU Incubation Center Gilgit, and the establishment of Ali Sadpara BTS at K2 Base Camp Concordia. The PM also announced new projects to be launched soon, which include the Pak-China OFC Project Phase II, SCO Data Center Gilgit, and SCO IT Park Nasirabad Hunza.
These initiatives taken by SCO are a realistic demonstration of the organization’s dedication towards integrating the people of the region, with the most advanced technology and enable them to be a part of the digital world to which the SCO has always shown commitment.
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