Diplomatic ties: US hopes to set up IT park in Hyd

Published: July 16, 2016
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US consul-general meets Hyderabad businessmen on Saturday. PHOTO: FILE

US consul-general meets Hyderabad businessmen on Saturday. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD: The United States (US) government will try to establish an information technology (IT) park in Hyderabad, said US consul-general at Karachi Brian Heath.

He was addressing the business community on Friday night, according to a press statement issued by the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday. Earlier, HCCI president Seth Goharullah told him that IT sector’s development in Hyderabad has remained ignored and underscored the need of an IT park.

US investors are interested in investing in Pakistan and they are also watching the country’s situation, said Heath.

Separately, the consul-general visited the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCASW) at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Jamshoro. He met a delegation of 20 faculty members and students who are heading to the US under a research exchange programme with the University of Utah.

“We are proud to empower women scientists and researchers in Pakistan to solve its water problems,” a press release issued by USPCASW quoted him as saying.

The USAID had signed an agreement with the MUET and University of Utah to establish USPCASW. Under the agreement, the University of Utah will provide a semester-long education and training to 250 faculty and students of MUET over a period of three years.

Meanwhile, Heath and Hyderabad division commissioner Qazi Shahid Pervez visited the iconic Ranikot fort in Jamshoro on Saturday.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2016.

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