The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government has planned to develop the first-ever Digital City of Pakistan in Haripur. The Digital City is aimed to provide diverse business and IT opportunities to entrepreneurs and startups. The developed land of Haripur will attract the investors and international companies to start their business and explore the IT potential of Pakistan. This, in turn, will also create employment opportunities for Pakistani citizens.
The news was announced by Kamran Khan Bangash who is the Special Assistant to Chief Minister K-P Mehmood Khan on Science & Technology and Information Technology, on his Twitter handle.
Industrial revitalisation in IT Sector is the cry of the day.
We’re soliciting preliminary survey from National & International investors/industries for “Pakistan Digital City Haripur”, only 30 minutes drive from Islamabad. #KPvision2023 #KPgoesTech https://t.co/ChNzhQO4OT pic.twitter.com/vzC5l7VnRJ
— Kamran Khan Bangash (@kamrankbangash) October 1, 2018
Moreover, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) has also made the news official. The board said they will transform the site into a platform where a variety of businesses and tech organizations could operate.
The board said it would allow the companies to get the land on lease and start their projects. They have also invited private investors to partake in the initiative.
Who Can Invest?
The board has also mentioned the potential investors could include:
- Electronic Manufacturers
- Mobile, Computer and Peripheral Manufacturers
- Communications Equipment Manufacturers
- Semiconductor and other Electronic Manufacturers
- Audio, Video and Wearable device Manufacturers
- Software Houses
- Technology Incubators
- Academic Institutes
- Linguistic Training Providers
- Business Process Outsourcing Films