Sunday, February 17, 2008

Malaysia to build World's Largest Call Centre in Karachi

Malaysia to build World's Largest Call Center in Karachi

Sunday, February 17, 2008

12000 seat call center will one of the largest in the world. Named IT tower this 47 storey tower to be built adjacent to Civic Centre at a cost of $200 million with the signing of an agreement in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal signed the agreement on behalf of the City District Government Karachi and Gochi Kon on behalf of the Malaysian construction company IM Technologies, a consortium of IGM Investment, Jable-Ali Limited and Mall Park Limited.The consortium will construct the IT tower in 24 months, which will consist of three shopping malls of international standard, 12,000-seat call centre, 240-room five-star hotel, business centres and car parking facility for 2,100 vehicles while 50,000 people will be given employment opportunities.

Addressing the ceremony, Mustafa Kamal said that the cooperation of Malaysian companies and investments made by them in ongoing mega projects in Karachi will prove helpful in bringing the two countries closer to each other.He said the importance of the project can be judged from the fact that 4,000 out of 10,000 call centre seats have already been booked before the beginning of work. He was confident that by working together, the IT complex project could be completed much before the stipulated timeframe of 24 months.

Earlier, speaking on the occasion, the City Nazim Karachi, Syed Mustafa Kamal said that ground breaking of the project had already been held in Karachi to ensure timely completion of the project and to motivate the stakeholders to put in their best in the project.
Kamal said that this project will be a tangible symbol of friendship between Pakistan and Malaysia and will serve as a binding force to undertake other such projects by the Malaysian in Pakistan. He also thanked the Malaysian Company for trusting and playing its role in progress and development of Pakistan.
Krishnan Tan, CEO and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Berhad while delivering the welcome address appreciated the efforts of the City Nazim in making it possible for a Malaysian Company to undertake such a huge project in Pakistan and said that the project after its completion will be cherished by the people of Karachi and will be a great commercial success.
The contract award was signed by the City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal on behalf of Karachi Development Company Limited and Mr. Krishnan Tan, CEO and Managing Director of IJM Corporation Private Limited of IM Technologies Pakistan (Private) Limited. They both exchanged the signed documents.

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