The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) has recently announced the inauguration of two new high-speed mobile broadband projects in Sindh’s un-served and under-served areas. The projects, which will be finished in 12 months and cost Rs. 698 million, have been entrusted to Jazz.
Syed Amin-Ul-Haq, speaking at the ceremony, said the first project will cost Rs. 246 million and will bring high-speed mobile broadband services to 359 un-served and under-served mauzas in Kambar Shahdadkot and Larkana.
Further, the second project, worth Rs 451 million, will bring high-speed mobile broadband services to 438 mauzas in the districts of Naushahro Feroze and Shaheed Benazirabad.
The minister stated that nine projects worth Rs. 8.48 billion are currently being implemented in Sindh under his ministry. 3,227 mauzas in 19 districts of the province have been connected to the digital network as part of these projects.
Universal Service Fund (USF) Chief Executive Officer Haaris Mahmood Chaudhry and Jazz Vice President Mudassar Hussain signed the project agreement. Consul Generals from various countries, MQM politician Sheikh Salahuddin, and Jazz Chief Commercial Officer Asif Aziz were among those who attended the ceremony.
Also, Federal Ministers for Planning and Development Asad Umar and Information Technology and Telecommunications Syed Amin-Ul-Haq were present at the signing ceremony.