Islamabad, January 16 (INP): Huawei will help to drive digital transformation of Pakistan and to develop the next generations of local ICT talents to boost the country’s digital economy.
This was stated by Wang Shun Li, Vice President of Huawei Middle East at award distribution ceremony for Huawei’s ICT Middle East Competition, according to a report published by Gwadar Pro.
He highlighted that the super competitiveness that Pakistan will rely on is the youths who are equipped with ICT technology most in the future.
“For this mission, I really hope to be able to count on this partnership with all of you, together we can drive digital transformation of Pakistan and help to develop the next generations of local ICT talents to boost Pakistan digital economy, ” he added.
Meanwhile, President Dr. Arif Alvi addressing the ceremony expressed his appreciation for companies like Huawei for training a large number of students in Information Technology (IT), and pointed out that international companies wanted to create an ecosystem for harnessing talent. “I believe that ten million people would get jobs in information technology sector in the future.”
He is aware of the cooperative arrangement of the Huawei Academy with about 80 different universities in Pakistan to develop and groom young talent.
The competition was a Huawei annual ICT initiative, designed to nurture global ICT talent. Over the month of October, Huawei’s Talent Ecosystem team carried out multiple roadshows at more than 134 universities, hitting a registration number of 10,150 candidates. 8 excellent students were interviewed after regional training and the top 6 qualified for Regional Exam.
The exam was scheduled to be held from 21st – 23rd Dec in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The final round of the competition witnessed participation of 11 teams from countries covering the entire Middle East Region.
On 23rd Dec, 2021, Pakistan’s team one consisting of Sateesh Kumar, Iqra Fatima, and Bhagchand Meghwar along with their instructor Dr. Faheem Khuhawar Instructor won 1st prize of USD 20,000.
Not only so, the 2nd prize was also grabbed by Pakistan’s team two consisting of Hafiz Rizwan, Adnan Ali, and Mukhtar Muhammad along with their instructor.
Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan, the winning Pakistani teams, along with other officials from MoITT and Huawei Pakistan were all present on the occasion.