Chinese IT team arriving tomorrow -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Chinese IT team arriving tomorrow

BEIJING- A seven-member delegation, comprising representatives of major Chinese companies, will arrive in Islamabad on December 13, 2002 to explore avenues in the field of information technology.

During its 10-day stay, the delegation will identify joint venture projects. The team will be led by Chen Chong, President, China Software Industry Association.

Syed Ali Tallae, Counsellor, Technical Affairs at Pakistan Embassy, said the Chinese companies were interested in promoting bilateral cooperation in development of computer software technology. The two sides could also work out a plan for bilateral cooperation in marketing of IT solutions and business, he said.

The delegation will also participate in a ceremony in Islamabad to introduce computerised utility billing system, KIOSK, provided by China free of cost.

According to sources, the Chinese experts will also help implement an MoU signed in Beijing in June last year during the visit of former minister Dr Atta-ur-Rehman. The MoU was aimed at developing cooperation in the field of information technology with particular emphasis on software development.

Source: The News