Rs 950 million allocated for information technology -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Rs 950 million allocated for information technology

LAHORE, June 10 2005: The Punjab government has allocated Rs 950 million for promoting information technology in the annual development programme (ADP) 2005-06, which is 90 percent high from last year’s allocation.

According to information made available to Business Recorder, this amount includes Rs 250 million for the Punjab Information and Technology Board.

The strategic areas of investment interventions are: e-governance, giving incentive to private sector to generate employment and exports through IT services, research and development and human resource development in the IT sector.

The major investments are envisaged to create a Land Record Management Information System; develop a computerised motor vehicle registration, tax and driving license management system; provide a state-of-the-art information technology park/s; make available a continuous demand-driven training programme for government and the
private sector in various technologies; and, fund research in IT system and technologies.
Source: Business Recorder