Pakistan seeks foreign loan worth $76 million for establishing IT Park in Islamabad
The Government of Pakistan has received a generous loan of more than $76 million from the Republic of Korea for the establishment of an Information Technology Park project in the nation’s capital.
The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has confirmed link that the government has received a loan of $76.28 million from the Export-Import Bank of Korea from the resources of the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) of the Republic of Korea towards the cost of the establishment of the IT Park project in Islamabad.
The MoITT, which is the Project Executing Agency (PEA), has invited bids from eligible bidders for the construction of the Information Technology Park, Islamabad with supplying, installation and commissioning of ICT infrastructure & security equipment.
The following points give a breakdown of the work and procurement to be performed in this project:
->Construction of IT Park building – ten  stories above ground and two  basements building with a gross floor area of 66,893.643 m2
->Offices, share rooms (conference rooms, data centers, and etc.), amenities, backup power, and parking area
->Implementation of ICT infrastructure & security system and commissioning
->ICT infrastructure: building network, data center tier-iii, mis, wifi, pa system, video conference system, etc. – security system: fence security, human and vehicle control system, CCTV, etc
The estimated period for work and procurement is 30 months.
The Islamabad IT Project is expected to provide over five thousand direct and indirect employment opportunities during the construction phase and about 15000 employment opportunities to IT experts, students, and persons concerning industry after its completion.