STAFF REPORT ISB: German Ambassador in Pakistan Dr Cyrill Nunn Germany and Pakistan can explore many new avenues for cooperation in our rapidly thriving ICT sector for mutual benefit of both the countries.The Ambassador said this during a meeting with Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman in her office in Islamabad.
Acknowledging the great potential of human resource in Pakistan, the ambassador offered the minister that Germany can give specialized trainings to IT students and entrepreneurs of Pakistan and allocate scholarships to students in Technology sector.
He also stated that the exchange of IT business delegations between Germany and Pakistan will further enhance the volume of mutual cooperation in ICT sector.The first “Technology Park” in Islamabad in collaboration with Korean Exim bank is being established and its feasibility study would start next month. It will be an integrated Centre of Technology to provide conducive environment to IT companies under one roof.
The minister also informed the Ambassador regarding establishment of 500 telecentres throughout Pakistan to facilitate the people of underserved areas. These telecentres will provide basic e-services, Nadra, telecom services i.e. e-health, e-learning and e-agriculture.This universal concept of telecentres would help us to bridge digital divide and MOIT has signed MoU with Nadra in this regard.
This project has entered in an implementation phase and the first lot of 70 telecentres will be activated in first quarter of 2015.
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