Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan today on the occasion of his visit to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) inaugurated several important and major projects of SCO under the umbrella of Telecom and Information Technology development. He also laid the foundation stone for new upcoming IT related projects under taken by SCO.
At the inauguration, DG SCO Major General Muhammad Shahid Siddeeq briefed Prime Minister about projects, which cover’s telecommunications and internet services to help revolutionize the region.
Prime Minister emphasized to the importance of these projects in keeping pace with the rapid developments in the world of communication & information technology. He said “I am pleased to witness the recent remarkable developments in the communication & information technology and Information technology sector, which is reflected in the development of mobile services such as the launch of 4G and broadband services, as well as digital solutions related to cloud based Data Centers, and these are all indicators of very positive progress in the region,”.
Special Communication Organization (SCO) has embarked on a number of major mega projects to further enhance the telecom services for the people of the region. SCO aims to expand all these services and make the dream of digital transformation a reality for the youth of GB. Many of these projects have been completed 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 installation of Ali Sadpara BTS at K2 Base Camp Concordia. The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of some new projects to be launched soon, includes Pak-China OFC Project Phase II, SCO Data Center Gilgit and SCO IT Park Nasirabad Hunza.
These initiatives by SCO are a practical manifestation of the organization’s commitment to integrate the people of the region, youth especially students, with the latest technology and enable them to be a part of the digital world for which the SCO is always committed.