PESAHWAR: The K-P Science and Technology and IT department has signed an MoU with Huawei Technologies (Ltd) to enhance information technology in K-P.
This was stated in a handout issued by the Directorate of Information on Wednesday. According to the document, the agreement was signed at the Civil Secretariat by Minister for ST&IT Shahram Khan Tarakai and Tony Lee of Huawei Technologies.
The MoU aims to bring K-P at par with the rest of the world in the field of information technology.
“Huawei Technologies will be required to train young graduates and professionals from various universities,” read the statement. “It will also provide them certificates to help them compete in the IT industry.”
The Taiwanese tech giant will also provide internships to graduates and professionals who attain certificates, and establish scholarships for outstanding graduates who seek further education in China. Under the agreement, the tech company will work as a consultant to analyse IT infrastructure status and devise a comprehensive roadmap for efficiency and advanced solutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Tarakai said the MoU would create a better relationship between the K-P government and Huawei Technologies.
“This relationship will benefit both sides,” the handout quoted him as saying. “The K-P government declared 2016 as the year of information technology.”
He said the youth constitutes 62% of K-P’s population which could become the real strength of the region if trained properly.
“Youngsters need to be trained so that they can work at home or abroad. Huawei has good presence in Pakistan and we are attracting big companies to K-P to train our youth so they can get good jobs,” the handout quoted him as saying. “We are also creating a conducive environment for companies in K-P,” he said.
Lee said the company would train as many people as possible in this regard.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 12th, 2015.
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