Pakistan establishes Optical Fiber connectivity with China

Pakistan establishes Optical Fiber connectivity with China
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) Pakistan establishes Optical Fiber connectivity with China

 

The government is planning to lay the cross border Optical Fiber Cable  (OFC) system at a cost of Rs 2.3 billion between Pakistan and China for connectivity.

 

"In the PSDP 2016-17, Rs 2.3 billion have been allocated by the government for construction of Cross-Border OFC System between China and Pakistan for international connectivity of voice/data traffic Special Communications Organization (SCO)," said an official of Ministry of Information Technology while talking to APP.

 

Under CPEC projects, he said Rs 3 billion had been designated for replacement of Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) Network of AJK (SCO).

 

He said in the PSDP a sum of Rs 128.579 million has been earmarked for laying of optical fiber connector (OFC) to connect remote locations of AJK and Gilgit Baltistan.

 

In new schemes, Rs 151 million had been earmarked for Technology Parks Development project at Islamabad Phase-I while Rs 50 million has been allocated for provision of seamless GSM coverage along KKH for proposed Gawadar- Kashighar Economic Corridor in Gilgit Baltistan.

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