PESHAWAR: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KP ITB) for a wide range of collaboration for the promotion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the province.
Under the MoU, both the bodies will work together for the establishment of Software Technology Parks (STPs) in various districts. Initially, STPs will be established in nine districts: Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Mardan, Kohat, D.I.Khan, Karak, Kohat and South Waziristan. STPs will also be established in other districts of the province in the next phases.
A ceremony to this effect was held here in Chief Minister Secretariat on Monday with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan as chief guest.
Speaking on thr occasion, the chief minister termed the promotion of IT sector one of the top priority areas of his government and said the provincial government was making concerted efforts to extend maximum facilitation to the general masses, provide employment opportunities to the youth, ensure transparency in government business and to enhance the capacity of government departments by the effective use of Information Technology.
Mahmood Khan termed the signing of MoU between PSEB and KP ITB as an important development and expressed the hope that this collaboration will prove to be a milestone to promote ICT industry and digital economy in the province.