90 % Areas Of Balochistan To Have Internet Facility By 2018


90 % areas of Balochistan to have internet facility by 2018

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Augst,2016) :Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication will provide internet facility to 90 per cent areas of Balochistan by the year 2018. An official of the ministry said that work on basic infrastructure to provide the internet facility to various areas of Balochistan was underway. To a question he said, Universal Service Fund Company (USFCo) 46th board discussed development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas across the country. He said, that the board of Directors took in to consideration the important upcoming projects of USFCo including the Telecenters, small lots, establishment of computer labs initially in 100 girl's schools run under Islamabad Capital Administration and the launch of Broadband for sustainable development projects for providing 3g services in North and South Waziristan.

To a question, he said Rs 20 billion worth projects are in progress under the USF throughout the country and these would be further enhanced. "We have Rs 70 billion under Universal Service Funds (USF) out of which Rs 20 billion of are being used for the extension of telecom services to un-served areas." To a question, she said that 2 and 3G service will be introduced in remote areas of Balochistan.

He said that by the end of 2018, the government will provide telecom services to each and every un-served 'Moza' of the country.