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Huawei eager to leave lasting legacy in Bangladesh's ICT growth

  • Published at 11:44 am November 13th, 2020
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Top Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) sign agreement documents to foster the growth of Bangladesh's ICT industry at a ceremony in the capital on Thursday, November 12, 2020 Courtesy

A two month-long Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020 is set to begin from December, where the top three groups from different universities can get the chance to join Huawei ICT Competition regional final and global final competition

Huawei, in partnership with Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA), is going to launch four ICT programs to accelerate the growth of the ICT industry and to facilitate ICT talents in Bangladesh.

The four programs include ‘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. BHTPA and Huawei will conduct Huawei ICT Academy.

A two month-long Bangladesh ICT Competition 2020 is set to begin from December, where the top three groups from different universities can get the chance to join Huawei ICT Competition regional final and global final competition.

In the ICT Joint Innovation Center program, BCC and Huawei will form a joint team to operate the ICT joint innovation center to provide R&D infrastructure to government research organizations and universities. This program will aid BCC in creating more ICT job opportunities, develop ICT talents, and promote ICT technology and ecosystem development.

Huawei ICT Academy Program’ is aiming to bridge the ICT knowledge and skills gap between industry and academy. Through this partnership, Huawei ICT Academy will deliver related training, encourages students to get Huawei certification, and develops talents with practical skills for the ICT industry and the community.

‘Curating Bangladeshi Startup’ program will be a hub where students, entrepreneurs, researchers, mentors, investors, business leaders, government, and similar entities will work together to innovate ICT products. BCC and BHPTA also seek to initiate local and global frontiers of the startup culture in Bangladesh, where any local and international startups will generate plans, test, and collaborate on various grounds.

The responsible parties will be managing these projects for at least three years from the days of its inauguration. 

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between these three parties at BCC Auditorium, Agargaon, in the capital on Thursday, according to a press release.

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as chief guest.

“All of our initiatives and projects are focusing on youth, ICT and employment. This agreement will be able to provide proper trainings to the young students, our researchers, and our innovators in the university level. At the same they will have the opportunity to experience world’s latest technologies, invented by Huawei," he added.

“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. Our programs will motivate the youth of Bangladesh to excel in the ICT field, which will ultimately help Bangladesh fulfill the vision of Digital Bangladesh," said Zhang Zhengjun, CEO of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited.

"To have a truly digital country, we need to have an interconnection between all the industries related to ICT and communication. We have to collaborate for the progress of the country and prepare for the fourth industrial revolution," said Hosne Ara Begum, managing director (secretary), BHTPA.

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