Sunday, April 14, 2024

Pakistan to Cooperate with Huawei to Train Officials on Digitalization

The government will partner with Chinese tech giant, Huawei to train over 1,000 officials, encouraging the digitalization of government organizations to improve work quality and service delivery, according to a statement released by the president’s office on Monday.

On Monday, President Arif Alvi met with a Huawei delegation led by Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region Li Xiangyu, according to a statement.

Alvi requested that the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication create an action plan and set deadlines for launching training programs for government employees in fields such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and big data.

The president urged the ministry to come up with more creative ideas and strengthen cooperation with Huawei in order to realize the Digital Pakistan initiative as soon as possible, according to the statement.

During the meeting, Li said that Huawei had contributed to Pakistan’s economy by creating 10,000 jobs and paying the Pakistani government 120 million dollars in taxes from 2018 to 2020, in addition to spending 6 million dollars supporting the government’s disaster-relief efforts.

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