Huawei, in partnership with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), is going to launch four ICT programs with the vision to accelerate the growth of the ICT industry and to facilitate ICT talents in Bangladesh.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday between these three parties at BCC Auditorium in Agargaon, said a press release.
The core purpose of the MoU is to initiate four programs namely ‘Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020’, ‘ICT Joint Innovation Center’, ‘Huawei ICT Academy’, and ‘Curating Bangladeshi Startups’. Among these projects, BCC will be working together with Huawei on Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020, ICT Joint Innovation Center, and Curating Bangladeshi Startups.
Huawei ICT Academy will be conducted by BHTPA and Huawei. The responsible parties will be managing these projects for at least three years from the days of its inauguration.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister of ICT Division, was the chief guest in the MoU signing event chaired by Md Rezaul Karim, ndc, Director General, DSA, Project Director, LICT Project. Zhang Zhengjun, CEO, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, inaugurated the event.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak said “All of our initiatives and projects are focusing on youth, ICT and employment. This agreement will be able to provide proper training to the young students, our researchers, and our innovators at the university level.”
“At the same time they will have the opportunity to experience the world’s latest technologies, invented by Huawei. And also will be able to bridge the gap between industry and academia under this agreement.”, Palak said.
“Secondly we are going to set up a permanent academy at CUET and KUET. Over there our teachers and students will get a chance to connect the university with the industry like Huawei and also they will have the chance to have the financial support from venture capital companies.”, he said.
“We are really grateful to Huawei Technologies for their contribution for building Digital Bangladesh.” he added.
Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, said “Digital infrastructure is the basis for any industry and economy in the modern age. Hence, to adapt to this new, intelligent world and boost the nation’s growth, it has become critical for the youth to enhance their skills and become experts in the ICT field.”
Hosne Ara Begum, ndc, Managing Director (Secretary), BHTPA said, “Our Honorable Prime Minister declared her ‘Vision 2021’ to establish a digital country. The ICT division is working relentlessly to make this vision come true.”
Parthapratim Deb, Executive Director, BCC said, “I express my heartfelt thanks to Huawei for helping us consolidate our position in establishing a startup ecosystem, and to a large extent, reap the advantage of Chinese technology.”