Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) in collaboration with Planning Commission of Pakistan arranged a seminar on Utilization of Pakistan Remote Sensing Satellite (PRSS-1) data for socio-economic development.
At the conference, the Minister for Planning, Development, and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar emphasized that the efficient utilization of space sciences and technologies can play a significant role in socio-economic development of the country.
He also spoke about how geospatial technologies and satellite imagery can be engaged for real-time monitoring and mapping of development projects to get constant updates and assist in better planning and implementation and ensure transparency in the projects. According to him, satellite technology should be used for assessment of crop sizes, water flows, extraction of minerals and other natural resources as well as in better management of forestry and infrastructure projects accruing socio-economic reimbursement.
For the efficient monitoring and evaluation of various development projects and schemes for efficient implementation and better decision making the ministry has also launched a pilot project. Furthermore, at the conference the role of SUPARCO was highlighted and endorsed for the work and contribution as it uplift the country to accomplish frequent goals of national development.
Furthermore, the Minister of Planning, Khusro Bakhtyar hoped that the commission would persist to enlarge and commence new technologies which would further make a payment to the intensification of the national economy for betterment of the people.