LAHORE: Civil works at the site of Lahore Knowledge Park (LKP) is expected to begin shortly under which basic infrastructure, boundary wall, watchtowers, entry gates will be constructed, said its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Zubair Iqbal Ghouri on Tuesday.
He said this while discussing the project and its future plan during an informal chat with media representatives. He said that the LKP had been established as a separate corporate entity by the Government of the Punjab to strategize, plan, undertake and oversee the development of 4th generation knowledge and growth parks at suitable locales in the province.
Dr Zubair said that the LKP is going to be the first 4th generation technology and growth park of Pakistan. It is aimed at creating synergies between academia, industry, and the government to drive a composite ecosystem of research, innovation and entrepreneurship. As a state-of-the-art development, LKP will host universities and educational institutes, research centers, innovation hubs, business services zone, green areas and a central zone to offer all the features of a modern lifestyle.
He said that the project was a high-tech development that embodies the vision of Chief Minister to make Punjab, and by extension Pakistan, Asia’s premier destination for global knowledge economy.
He said that the Government of Punjab allocated 852 acres of prime land valued at more than half a billion USD, adjacent to an upscale housing complex of Lahore, to host the first ‘Technopolis’ of the country.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2017.