Communications Ministry, Huawei Sign Technical Cooperation Deal

تم نشره في Mon 14 November / Nov 2016. 06:07 PM - آخر تعديل في Mon 14 November / Nov 2016. 06:08 PM
  • His Majesty Meets with Huawei Company CEO on Sunday, November 14, 2016 - (Petra)

AMMAN — After meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology announced, Monday, signing an extension of a 2015 Memorandum of Understanding for joint cooperation in education and consultation in ICT sector.

The three-year MoU was signed by the ICT ministry Secretary General, Nader Thunaibat, and the General Director of Huawei in Jordan and Palestine WuzhenHua. Attendees also included Minister of ICT, Majd Shweikeh, deputy chairman and Huawei Rotating CEO Mr.Guo Ping.

The Minister praised the partnership between the Kingdom and Huawei Company in different fields, especially in developing smart cities and enhancing the capabilities of youth. The partnership mirrors the cooperation between private and public sectors, and the MoU is a result of this important partnership, sad the minister.

Huawei Rotating CEO Mr.Guo Ping asserted the importance of ICT sector which plays pivotal role in economy. It registers high growth rates in comparison to other sectors; for instance in China it exceeds the general economic growth. Beeng praised Jordan REACH 2025 initiative for developing ICT sector. He said that "it plays an essential role in enabling Jordan to become a regional hub for ICT services, and it increases job opportunities".

Under this agreement, Huawei would continue to provide technical support for the kingdom through establishing communication lab in Prince Hussein University and another one in Mutah University to train 25 students in each university. Training courses will be held in Huawei training centre to provide students with essential skills.

Huawei will also support electronic transformation in Jordan in education and health fields, and will provide the needed support for the transformation process towards smart cities. The company will organize specialized training courses and various consultations. Huawei will also install 12 units for visual video in different parts of the kingdom to meet the several demands for the official institutions; especially in health and education.

With its global experience, Huawei will contribute in developing the ICT sector strategy and will send consultants and experts to set strategies for smart cities internet use in the kingdom.

In May, Huawei launched in two centres for youth enhancement in ICT sector. The first centre had contributed in training 120 Jordanian engineers. The second is regional and operated by qualified Jordanian engineers.