Arfa Software Technology Park Lahore

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  1. Saifullah Sani
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    Designed by: Jurong International
    Developers: Punjab Information Technology Board
    Status: Complete
    Contractors: China Construction Company
    Height: 200'-0"
    Shopping Floors: N/A
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    Office Floors: 17
    Parking Floors: 3
    Location: Ferozpur Road, Lahor

    INTRODUCTION

    A Software Technology Park (STP) is the need of the hour as there is tremendous demand for Call Centers, Off-Shore Software Development, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), IT Outsourcing (ITO), Application Maintenance Outsourcing (AMO), and Tele-Medicine Opportunities. It would also kick start economic activity in Lahore in the construction as well as IT industry. The Government of Punjab has given approval to Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to plan and develop Software Technology Park (STP) at 346-B Ferozepur Road, Lahore.

    This initiative will send a clear message to the IT industry in Pakistan as well as abroad that the Punjab Government is committed to the growth of IT in Punjab. It will also help share Government of the Punjab's IT vision with the IT industry and the general public. In addition, it would attract foreign investors to Punjab, which would provide boost to Pakistan's overall economy. This initiative is in line with the vision of government policy of promoting IT in Pakistan and providing the right business environment to foreign investors.

    The STP will be a one-window operation to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in Punjab. One-window operation would allow the foreign investors to start IT and IT-enabled businesses in an expeditious manner and it will provide boost to the local economy.

    The software technology park would have world class infrastructure, layout and system of civic services. The planning, designing and development of the software park will reflect the latest trends, styles, specifications and management systems.

    The STP would be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like wireless LAN/WAN, VSAT, Video Conferencing, Disaster Recovery Sites, R&D Labs, Tele-Medicine, IT Incubation Center, Training Institutes, IT University, and a Global Data Center. The STP would also offer supporting services such as travel & banking services, health club and security and safety systems. The idea is to have all IT and IT-enabled services under one roof.

    STP INFORMATION

    COST 4.342 billion ($55.52 million USD)
    FLOORS 17
    COVERED AREA 475,000 Sq. Ft.
    RENTABLE AREA 200,000 Sq. Ft.
    CAR PARKING Indoor Parking Area
    MOTORCYCLE PARKING Indoor Parking Area
    NO. OF LIFTS/ELEVATORS 9
    NO. OF ESCALATOR 6

    WHAT WILL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PARK (STP) OFFER ?

    * 17-Storeys with 475,000 Sq. ft. covered area
    * State-of-the-art Office Space for IT & Telecom Companies
    * Fiber Optic, Wireless LAN / WAN, WiMax & VSAT Technologies, Global Data Center
    * 24-Hour Central Cooling and Heating System
    * 24-Hour Security Surveillance & Power Backup System (Triple Source Power System)
    * Restaurant and Cafes, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Medical Center, Prayer Halls
    * Indoor Parking Area for Cars & Motorcycles
    * Banking and ATM Services

    WHAT WILL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PARK (STP) HOUSE ?

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    Software and Hardware Companies
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    Call Centers
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    Business Process Outsourcing (BPOs)
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    Application Maintenance Outsourcing (AMOs)
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    Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
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    Telecom Companies
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    Disaster Recovery Sites
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    Tele-Medicine Providers
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    High-end Retailers (Only in Retail Space Area)
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    Leading International Brands (IT & Telecom Companies)
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    Food Chains (Only in Food Court Area)
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    Banks
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    Management & IT Consulting Firms
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    IT & IT enabled businesses

    Website: :-:-: Welcome to Software Technology Park, Lahore :-:-:
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    Cool! :tup:
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    There is one thing i don't understand about Pakistanis. When a person is alive, hardly anyone gives a $hit. But when a person dies, then there is so much sadness that all of a sudden things will be start being named after them.
    Take Benazir Bhutto...and Islamabad airport....

    This is a good thing for respecting Arfa. But how come we didn't do anything for her and for people like her when they were alive?
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    WTF... It's still under process???????? :hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
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    ,late Arfa Karim's father Lt.Col(retired) Randhawa inaugurated Arfa Software Technology Park--situated at Ferozepur Road Lahore--along with Shehbaz Sharif.This purpose-built building will soon become hub of IT activities and house Pakistan's first IT university campus in the near future
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    This not a new Project was actually initiated in Musharf's government, Zalim-e-Ala has just renamed it. Building was 60% complete when i last saw few years back.
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    :offtopic: but have a look at this first...
    LOL, if we are building this one below, then the IT building in Lahore is nothing to worry about...

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    good project. a IT park for lahore is really needed. Will boost the IT companies.
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    Pakistan's first IT university campus in the near future :pakistan:
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    Construction of this building is progressing well:

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    IT Park named after Arfa

    LAHORE - On the directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab government has decided to name the Lahore Information Technology Park after Arfa Karim Randhawa. Talking to the father of Arfa Karim, the chief minister said she had won laurels for which the Pakistani nation will never forget. He said that Arfa Karim also impressed the people older to her and she was the precious asset of the entire Pakistan. He announced the parents of Arfa will be the chief guests in the function of distribution of free laptops among male and female students by the Punjab government.

    IT Park named after Arfa | The Nation


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    Sweet pics.

    I hope all the offices are occupied and Pakistan starts churning out some serious code!

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