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Pakistan to establish a Chromebook assembly line

By Our Correspondent
June 26, 2024
A Chromebook Pixel is on display on February 21, 2013 as Google unveiled in San Francisco the touch-screen notebook computer designed for high-end users. — AFP/file
A Chromebook Pixel is on display on February 21, 2013 as Google unveiled in San Francisco the touch-screen notebook computer designed for high-end users. — AFP/file

KARACHI: Tech Valley Pakistan, NRTC Pakistan and Allied Australian signed a letter of understanding to establish a state-of-the-art Chromebook assembly line on Tuesday in Pakistan, paving the way for a groundbreaking joint venture.

The signing ceremony that was held at the Ministry of Federal Education in the presence of Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi and other senior officials, marked a significant milestone in the country’s technological advancement, according to a press release by the ministry.

The joint venture aims to harness the expertise, technology, and market insights of each party to establish a world-class assembly line at NRTC, Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, subject to necessary regulatory approvals and infrastructure availability.

Per the ministry, the partnership is expected to boost Pakistan’s technology sector, create new opportunities for economic growth, and generate employment. “The assembly line

will have an initial production capacity of 500,000 Chromebooks per year, which will be scaled up to one million per year.”

The formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to be finalized later, will define the roles and responsibilities of each party.This collaboration has the potential to transform Pakistan into a hub for technology manufacturing and innovation in the region, and the signing of the LoU marks a significant step towards achieving this goal, read the statement.