The mega project of Arfa Karim IT City will be completed next year successfully where foreign and local IT companies will be provided advance infrastructure and high-tech services.
This was stated by Sindh Minister for Information Technology Syed Raza Haroon while speaking at the inauguration of 7th Information & Communication Technology Exhibition and Conference at Karachi Expo Centre Tuesday.
Information Technology Department of Sindh is undertaking two multibillion-rupees mega ICT projects, Arfa Karim IT City and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Sindh to promote and develop ICT infrastructure in the province.
“Master plan for this flagship IT project was under preparation as 200 acres of land has been acquired and fenced adjacent to Education City while site office is completed. This project will be launched next year”, he added.
Haroon said that GIS will be a model project of Pakistan for creating satellite images of entire province specially all the land and infrastructure facilities. This project will enable Pakistan to have its footprint on the global IT map.
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.
Referring to other IT projects, he said that management information system (MIS) of Civil Hospital has been completed while e-policing project will be completed in June this year. More than 200 cameras have been installed at 40 strategic spots to monitor law and order situation.
Similarly, several districts have been connected to IT network of Sindh IT Department through videoconferencing facility where President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister can directly contact with officials.