PSDP 2020-21: Rs6.67bn allocated for IT, Telecom Division

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has allocated Rs6672.984 million for ongoing and new schemes of the Information Technology and Telecom Division under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the financial year 2020-21.

Rs4780.984 million was allocated for ongoing schemes and Rs1892 million was earmarked for the new schemes of the Information Technology and Telecom Division. 

Among the ongoing schemes, Rs275 million was allocated for certification of IT professionals, Rs230 million for e-office replication at all divisions of the federal government, Rs709 million for expansion and upgradation of 3G/4G services and seamless coverage along Karakoram Highway in Gilgit Baltistan, Rs535 million for expansion of broadband services in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, Rs750 million for expansion of cellular services in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and Rs1747.48 million for the phase one of the Technology Parks Development Project (TDP) in Islamabad.

Under the new schemes, Rs300 million was allocated for blended virtual education, Rs100 million for the establishment of Sino-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence, Rs200 million for expansion of broadband services in cities and towns of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan and Rs250 million for protection and upgradation of Pak-China CFC project.

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