Universal Service Fund has given away one of the largest Projects related to Rural Telecom Services for Mastung Lot (Balochistan) that are going to value as high as PKR 3.l15 Billion.
A statement issued by Federal Minister-IT, Raja Pervan Ashraf witnessed the signing ceremony the project.
Mr. Ashraf was quoted as saying that through the Rural Telecom Project in Mastung, basic telephony and data services will be provided to a population of 74,831 people which resides in 102 un-served mauzas of Balochihtan.
He said this Lot consists of Mastung, Nushki and Ziarat Districts. He praised the USF team for following Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules throughout the bidding process.
During chairing the 28th USF Board Meeting, Minister IT also approved launch of 5 new projects of rural rtelecom for next fiscal year 2012-13, namely Kech, Kalat, Panjgoor, Sibi and Zhob lots in Balochistan province. He also approved launch of three new projects f Broadband programme for Western Telecom Region (Balochistan), Northern Telecom Region I and II (KPK), and lastly he also approved the launch of optical fiber cable project for KPK Province.