Software Parks – government giving free land?
To encourage investors, Ali Tallae* pointed out that the government has offered various incentives including plan to offer free of cost land for the project.
(*Syed Ai Tallae is apparently the Counsellor Technical Affairs at the Pakistan Mission in China). This was in reference to Chinese companies wanting to invest in putting up a software park in Lahore. The GoP wants to encourage the setting up of software parks in the major cities, according to the news story, and is willing to offer incentives.
If there is any truth to this, and the government is planning to offer free land for software park projects, I am sure that the larger IT companies in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad wouldn’t mind having some of that land. It would certainly be better than paying the Rs. 8 crore per acre which was being quoted to us only a few months ago.
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