'40 IT centres to be set up in Sindh' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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’40 IT centres to be set up in Sindh’

KARACHI, January 16 2006: Adviser to the Sindh Chief Minister for Environment, Alternative Energy and Information Technology Noman Saigal said some 40 centres to provide free-of-cost awareness about information technology will be established with co-operation of private sector within next four to six months in different cities of Sindh.

He said this while talking to a delegation comprising students from different institutions of various cities and representatives of numerous non-governmental social welfare organisations in his office on Sunday January 15, said a statement.

He said the provincial government and IT department have planned to establish free IT awareness centres with assistance of private sector in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana, Sukkur, Sanghar and some other cities of the province. Internet facility will also be available in these centres,

The adviser said the objective of establishing these centres is to equip students as well as government and private sector employees of Sindh with the jewel of upgraded and modern IT knowledge.

He said promotion of IT education is the first and foremost priority of the present regime and effective efforts are being made by Sindh IT department for the promotion of modern IT techniques and education.

Students and people from all walks of life will he benefited with IT development, he added.

He said efforts are also being made by Sindh IT department to provide IT education to those people, who are not capable to obtain their own computer or to get expensive IT knowledge from privately-owned centres.

They would also utilise Internet to upgrade their IT knowledge and to observe recent developments in the field of IT, he added.

He said there is a lot of talent in the province but its proper utilisation and more IT awareness among general public, particularly students, was imperative for sustainable development in the same.
Source: Business Recorder