ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday signed contract with Haier China to procure 100,000 laptops under the Prime Minister’s youth scheme. Plans for setting up a laptop assembly plant in the outskirts of Lahore was also announced to have been approved in principle.
The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the Higher Education Commission secretariat in Islamabad accompanied by a meeting at the prime minister house that was chaired by Maryam Nawaz Sharif.
Director General, Information Technology HEC Anwar Amjad and Zhang Le, International Projects Manager, Haier Electrical Appliances Corp. Ltd. signed the contract.
The prime minister’s scheme aims to distribute 100,000 laptops during 2013-14.
The Prime Minister’s Youth Programme chairperson directed Haier Pakistan to establish a laptop assembly plant in Pakistan. The laptops produced in this plant will also carry the label of “Assembled in Pakistan,” she further directed.
Haier Electrical Appliances Corp Ltd General Manager Wang said that his company, “always focus on customers’ demands.”
The plant is expected to produce laptops of the same quality which are being imported.
COO Haier Pakistan Khalid Afridi, GM Haier Computers Tristan Wong, and Managing Director PTV Mohammad Malick were present at the meeting.