Chinese tech giant Oppo and home appliance maker Haier are interested in investing in Pakistan’s first-ever digital city. The news was confirmed by KP IT Board spokesperson Danish.
He added that Pakistan’s Digital City project is currently at the planning stage and they have allocated 43,000 square meters for it a few miles north of Islamabad in Haripur.
This location is ideal as it is close to communication equipment manufacturers such as Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) and National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation (NRTC). It is also close to the planned Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology.
The allocated area has now been fenced and work is underway.
The firm responsible for planning and designing the project is the consultancy company known as the National Engineering Services of Pakistan (Nespak). It is working alongside the NRTC.
The digital city will host companies from several different sectors including the electronics sector, the software development sector, the research and innovation sector, etc. According to the spokesperson, it will help create more than 50,000 direct and indirect jobs.
It is unclear how much China is planning to invest and when, but we will update this space as soon as new information surfaces.