In the latest move in a series of initiatives taken by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to improve internet connectivity in Gwadar, a new fiber optic cable has been laid.
Executive Vice President PTCL, Abdul Zahir Achakzai, informed this while speaking at a meeting with industrialists at the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI).
He said that it was good news for future investors, adding that PTCL acknowledged the importance of communication infrastructure.
Gwadar city is an important location and plays a pivotal role under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Even at the local level, the port city is vital for Balochistan and the national economy. The corridor now needs faster internet connectivity to run its large-scale operations smoothly.
President KATI, Saleem uz Zaman, also present at the occasion, said that internet connectivity, speed, and efficiency had emerged as the new prerequisite for industrial and business growth.
He said, “We urge all the service providers in the area to build effective coordination with the Korangi Industrial and Trading Estate Development and Management Company (KITE-DMC) as many infrastructure projects are underway.”