Alvi for promoting knowledge-economy, digitalisation of govt depts

ISLAMABAD – China-based telecom giant, Huawei on Monday unveiled a plan to train over 1,000 government employees to achieve Digital Pakistan Initiative (DPI).

The plan was announced by Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region Li Xiangyu at a presentation given to President Arif Alvi here at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

Speaking on the occasion, President Arif Alvi appreciated the initiative of Huawei to provide training and ICT skills to the people of Pakistan. Alvi stressed for promoting knowledge-economy and digitalization of government organizations to enhance the efficiency of work and service delivery. The President said Pakistan is blessed with immense talent and resources and the government is making serious efforts to channelize this potential in the right direction.

He asked the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication to develop an action plan and set timelines for launching training programs for the government employees to train them in fields like artificial intelligence, cloud technology, big data, blockchain, neural networks and communication technologies.

He urged the ministry to come up with more innovative ideas and enhance collaboration with Huawei for early realization of Digital Pakistan Initiative. President Alvi called for promoting knowledge-economy and digitalization of government organizations to enhance the efficiency of work and service delivery.

He said that Pakistan was blessed with immense talent and resources and the government was making serious efforts to channelize this potential in the right direction.

Li Xiangyu, who was accompanied by a delegation, said the government officials would be registered and enrolled for training programs which would be conducted by Huawei experts.

Li Xiangyu in his presentation informed that Huawei has contributed to Pakistan’s economy by providing 10,000 jobs and paying 120 million dollars in taxes, besides spending six million dollars to support disaster-relief efforts of the government.

He said Huawei has contributed to Pakistan’s Information and Communication Technology talent by providing 10,000 certifications in 2020. He said Huawei would train over 1000 government employees to achieve Digital Pakistan initiative.

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