Qatar government signs agreement with Huawei technologies for Smart Qatar initiative

Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

In its bid to further support the national digital strategies and policies developed and promoted by the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), through its Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) initiative, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei Technologies. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2019) held from October 29 to November 1 at the Qata National Convention Center in Doha.




Under the terms of the MoU, Huawei Technologies is partnering with QDGTP to provide advance technology training program for the IT national talents in government as part of the QDGTP Training Plan.  The company will also, where suitable, provide information and guidance on national ICT initiatives that fall under its mandate and provide the necessary support in the fulfilment of joint initiatives.  Huawei Technologies will support initiatives in government, local research centers, academia and startup incubators that develop the capabilities, expertise and impact of local centers of innovation and technology development and also support initiatives aimed at developing the capabilities of Qatar’s digital workforce so the nation can better meet the demands of digital revolution that is transforming different sectors of local and global economy.




Commenting on the occasion, Her Excellency Reem Al Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector, Ministry of Transport and Communications, said: “The signing of the MoU with Huawei Technologies comes as part of the Ministry of Transport and Communications mandate of developing a sustainable and efficient digital society in Qatar. MoTC is focused on developing highly skilled ICT professionals in all sectors, including the government, and we are leaving no stone unturned in our commitment to the Smart Qatar initiative. We believe all entities in Qatar will benefit from this agreement as Qatar’s digital ecosystem continues to evolve.”




Huawei Technologies shall also provide continuous consulting or/and advising efforts to relevant departments to identify pertinent opportunities to digital growth among others.




Trevor Liu Yan, CEO Gulf North Region, Huawei Technologies, said: “Development of the ICT ecosystem is essential in order to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. By working with the Ministry of Transport and Communication to digitally empower its employees through a comprehensive training program, we are providing them with the tools required to continue building Qatar’s digitally-driven society.”




The Qatar Digital Government initiative is aimed at enhancing customer experience, provide greater access to government services, and improve efficiency thus leading to better outcomes for the nation.

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