Islamabad—The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan organized on Friday a send-off ceremony for university students to participate in an ICT training and hands-on practice at Huawei in Beijing, China. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman HEC was the chief guest. Mrs Bao, Wife of Chinese Ambassador was the Guest of Honour.
The HEC signed a Document of Understanding (DoU) with the Huawei Technologies in March 2016 to work together for the purpose of R&D initiatives aimed at promoting joint development of technologies in Pakistan.
The two parties agreed to constitute a Steering Committee comprising experts and professionals to ensure implementation and deliverance of the initiative.
They agreed to set up R&D Laboratory, for which HEC will arrange a building while Huawei will assist the HEC in this regard.
Under the DoU, the HEC will ensure availability of furniture and accessories, required bandwidth, and technical local resource. However, the Huawei company will provide equipment worth US $ 1.5 million, capacity building opportunities to Laboratory staff for R&D activities with a focus on performance testing of advanced and emerging technologies to be deployed in Pakistan.
It will provide training to researchers and scientists on the technologies. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed appreciated the support of Huawei for development of Pakistan’s ICT sector, which spans over 10 years.