ISLAMABAD - A ceremony for laying Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) System between Pakistan and China was held here the other day at HQ SCO which was attended by Chinese telecom firms, says a press release.

Director Development SCO gave a detailed briefing on technical aspects of the project and invited technical proposals from firms. 

Chairman SCO Project Management Board IGC&IT, SO-in-C, DG SCO, Member Telecom MoIT, and CEOs/ Representatives of Chinese telecom firms were also present.

at this occasion.

This mega telecom project will accrue economic benefits to Pakistan and will establish alternate international connectivity with China, Central Asian Republics (CARS) and Europe. On completion, the project will also facilitate trade, tourism and IT awareness in the region and generate economic opportunities particularly in Gilgit-Baltistan.