KP Govt, STZA join hands to establish special technology zones


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in collaboration with Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) is going to establish four Special Technology Zones (STZs) in the province.

This was agreed during a meeting between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and Chairman STZA, Amer Hashmi here the other day, said an official handout issued here on Wednesday.

Provincial Minister for Information Technology Atif Khan was also present on the occasion.
During the meeting various matters relating to provision of employment opportunities to youth through the promotion of Information Technology in the province came under discussion.

Both agreed in principles to initially establish four Special Technology Zones (STZs) in the province through mutual collaboration of the provincial government and Special Technology Zones Authority.

The proposed Special Technology Zones would be setup in Peshawar, Haripur, Mardan and Swat.

It was also decided in principle to constitute a joint working group comprising the relevant quarters of the provincial government and Special Technology Zones Authority to implement this strategic plan .

These Special Technology Zones aimed at empowering the youth by providing them maximum job opportunities.

Other venues of mutual cooperation and collaboration between the provincial government and STZA for the fast track promotion of modern technology with the aim to boost the economy of the province were also discussed and it was agreed to work together in this regard.

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