Huawei, in coordination with the Ministry of Informatics, would train 1,000 government employees in ICT skills to achieve the Digital Pakistan initiative.
Huawei’s Middle East Region Vice President Li Xiangyu called on President Arif Alvi on Monday, in which he said his organization, in coordination with the IT ministry, would train 1,000 government employees to the realization of the digital initiative in Pakistan. Li Xiangyu, who was accompanied by a delegation, said government officials will be registered and enrolled in training programs that will be conducted by Huawei experts.
The meeting was attended by Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Arshad Mahmood, Federal Secretary for Education Farah Hamid, Additional IT&T Secretary Ali Sher Mehsud, and other senior government officials. Prime Minister’s Chairman’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Atta-ur-Rehman attended the meeting via video link. Li Xiangyu gave a presentation on his organization’s role in promoting IT skills in Pakistan. President Arif Alvi appreciated Huawei’s initiative to provide ICT training and skills to the Pakistani people.
He asked the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications to develop an action plan and set timelines for launching training programs for government employees to train them in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud technology, big data, blockchain, neural networks and communication technologies. He urged the ministry to come up with more innovative ideas and strengthen collaboration with Huawei for the rapid realization of the Digital Pakistan initiative.
President Alvi called for promoting the knowledge economy and the digitization of government organizations to improve work efficiency and service delivery. He said Pakistan is blessed with immense talents and resources and the government is making serious efforts to channel this potential in the right direction.
Li Xiangyu informed the meeting that Huawei has contributed to the Pakistani economy by creating 10,000 jobs and paying $ 120 million in taxes to the government from 2018 to 2020, in addition to spending $ 6 million to support relief efforts. government disaster. He pointed out that his organization has contributed to Pakistani talent in information and communication technology (ICT) by providing 10,000 certifications in 2020.
This news was originally posted on APP.