Broaband for sustainable development projects to ensure connectivity in Balochistan: Anusha Rehman


ISLAMABAD, Sep 12 (APP): Minister of State for Information Technology, Telecom Mrs Anusha Rehman has said that the ministry’s project broadband for sustainable development would ensure connectivity to the unconnected people of Balochistan.

Mrs. Anusha Rehman said that the Broadband for Sustainable Development projects would provide 3G Mobile Broadband services to far-flung areas at a rapid pace and in almost parity with urban areas of the country, according to a press release.

She informed that a population of around 302,048 in Khuzdar and 147,057 in Chagai will benefit from these projects and around 116 new BTs towers will also be installed.

She added that these projects will improve the lives of people, create job opportunities for them and particularly empower females.

She also added that the initiatives like establishment of Telecentres will ensure ubiquitous development across the length and breadth of the county and trigger the socio-economic development of Pakistan.

It is pertinent to mention that USF has recently entered in contracts worth Rs 3.72 Billion with Ufone to provide Mobile Broadband Internet 3G services in Khuzdar and Chagai including Mashkhel Tehsil.