KP Govt and World Bank partners to empower youth

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The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa in collaboration with the World Bank has spent Rs840 million to train 3,000 women, thereby empowering them to launch their own businesses under the startup project. 

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Minister for Science and Technology Atif Khan said that practical steps are being taken to empower women financially. He further stated that the science and tech department will train 25,000 men and women at an advanced digital scale over the next two years at a cost of Rs3 billion. 

In order to solve the problems of internet connectivity in tourist destinations, internet facilities will be provided from universal service funds in collaboration with the federal government. The digital training project will be launched in tribal districts at a cost of Rs1 billion as soon as security concerns and internet connectivity issues are solved. Minister added.

Furthermore, Districts of Peshawar, Mardan and Haripur will have special technology zones to create employment opportunities in science and technology. According to KPSIT, 15 companies have completed training so far.