Rs9361m allocated to the Ministry of Informatics and Telecommunications in the budget
ISLAMABAD – The federal government has allocated Rs 9,361 million to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications for the 2021-22 fiscal year.
17 new systems were put in place for the 2021-22 fiscal year and the ministry’s ongoing projects number 22.
In the new budget, Rs 2311 million has been allocated to new projects, including Rs 400 million for the creation of an IT park in Karachi, Rs 365 million for the hybrid power solution for remote sites at AJK , 365 million Rs Hybird Power Solution for remote sites in UK, 160 million Rs for National Test Center of 5G / IoT products and services, 110 million rupees for the ICT Internship Program (PSEB), 120 million Rupees for the President Initiative of Cyber Efficient Parliament (NITB), 110 million rupees for the ICT Internship Program (PSEB) and 150 rupees for the establishment of 25 STP in Pakistan Phase-I (PSEB) for the fiscal year 2021.22.
The Federal Government has allocated Rs 7,050 million for ongoing programs, including Rs 955 million for Virtual Joint Education (VU), Rs 616 million for the expansion of cellular services in AJK and GB Phase-III, 500 million rupees for the protection and upgrading of Pak-China Phase-I OFC Project to establish a cross-border connectivity project, Rs1500 million for the technology parks development project (TDP) in Islamabad (Phase-I) (EDCF Loan Exim Bank Korea) (Dev. Wing), Rs500 million for the modernization of the transmission network and the replacement of the optical fiber cable (OFC) in AJK and GB, Rs 376 million for the expansion of services broadband in AJK and GB in towns and cities Phase-II (SCO), Rs 312 million for the establishment of the SINO-Pak Center for Artificial Intelligence (PAF-IAST), Rs 250 million for the certification of professionals of IT (PSEB), Rs 250 million for the establishment of a data center for the provision of cloud-based services to AJK and GB (SCO) and Rs 231 million has been allocated in PSDP 2021-22.