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Pakistan-Iran Joint Technology Park Proposed

Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain is currently visiting Tehran on the special invitation of H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran. In retrospect, a high level joint meeting of experts on Science & Technology from Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan was held today at Tehran, Iran.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain highlighted H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran that both Pakistan and Iran enjoy remarkable relations since beginning. Both sides have been pursuing Programmes of Cooperation with the exchange of proposals, information and expertise. Both sides agreed to further enhance progress on joint working group on scientific & Technological Cooperation

Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain stated that the Islamic Republic of Iran is much more at the advanced stages in establishing Science & Technology Parks for promoting Research & Development entrepreneurship and knowledge economy. He stated that linkages were established with the Inter-Islamic Network on science and Technology Parks (INSTP) based in Iran. He desired his Government keen interest in exchanges of information via Science & Technology Parks in Iran, which is reflected in the upcoming 3-day International Workshop on Science & Technology Parks at Comsats Institute of Information & Technology (CIIT) in collaboration with INSTP, COMSTECH and IDB.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain expressed that cooperation in Science & Technology with Islamic Republic of Iran has also been pursued at the multilateral forums such as COMSTECH, COMSATS, ECO-Science Foundation based in Islamabad besides other forums such as UN ESCAP-APCTT, NAM S&T Centre and D-8 Group of countries.

Both sides discussed the joint proposal pursued by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and appreciated the jointly funded projects being undertaken by the two sides. In this regards, the two sides also threw light upon various MoUs framed between Ministry of Science & Technology for Pakistan and Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran.

Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain thanked H. E. Dr. Mansour Gholami, Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Islamic Republic of Iran for cooperation in the fields of Biotechnology, Renewable Energy Technologies, Oceanography, Material Sciences and Science & Technology Parks in recent years. The Federal Minister proposed that Pakistan-Iran Joint Technology Park to be set up in Pakistan with the assistance of Iran.

This article is published in February 2018 edition of Monthly Engineering Cap Magazine. This article can also be read online in the animated version of magazine at http://engineeringcap.com/engineering-cap-magazine/

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