The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is planning on building IT (information technology) parks aimed at mainstreaming ICT-based entrepreneurship in order to create job opportunities and to provide aid to the economy.
The two parks are going to be established in Peshawar and Abbottabad and the federal government will be helping for this initiative.
The provincial government will aid the project consultancy and the construction will be assisted by the federal government. When the consultancy assignment will be completed then the construction of the digital complex Peshawar will then be approved through PSDP 2019-20 with an allowance of Rs 2.262 billion.
The digital transformation is going to be accelerated in 4 priority areas specifically digital skills, digital access, digital governance and digital economy accordingly in the first digital policy ever.
This digital transformation is establishing for the purpose of job creation, inclusive economic growth and connectivity empowerment.
The digital complex in Peshawar aims to bring the IT industry closer together under one roof and also to support the IT business. It is also going to act as a bridge between industry and academia, create job opportunities and enhance the skills of IT graduates. The digital complex is going to be a state-of-the-art multi-story building covering around 300,000 sq. ft.
It can have a level 3 data centre, a large expo centre/auditorium, co-working space, incubation facilities, KP IT University and IT Park. This project is going to be completed in 2 phases.
A consultant is going to conduct the Abbottabad’s, IT Park. The plan has been finalized. Only the architectural design and detailed engineering are underway which will be completed any time soon.