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Thai PM has met with Huawei’s CEO Mr. Ren Zhengfei to promote the digital transformation and talent development of Thailand. At the virtual meet, the Thai PM extended his appreciation of Huawei’s continuous support of Thailand’s digital transformation. At the program, he discussed the promotion of Thailand 4.0 strategy and digital talent initiatives.
H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, PM of Thailand attended a virtual meeting with Mr. Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Technologies. Gen. Prayut admired Huawei for its contribution to Thailand’s digital transformation and the post-pandemic recovery. The PM also expressed his desire for further cooperation to promote Thailand 4.0 and digital talent programs.
At the meeting, both the counterparts exchanged views on how to consolidate digital competitiveness and build a strong ICT foundation in Thailand for digital talents.
Gen Prayut emphasized ICT technologies and digital innovation’s role in supporting Thailand’s economic resilience and sustainability. He said, “Huawei has provided profound contributions to Thailand’s fight against the pandemic and digital transformation. I am deeply impressed by Huawei’s history and dedication culture. In the future, Thailand is eager to cooperate with Huawei in various areas, including digital economy, 5G smart hospital, cloud, and computing, digital power, smart logistics, and data center.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Ren expressed his gratitude for the Thai government’s trust in Huawei. He also congratulated the Southeast Asian country on its achievements in the 5G rollout. He emphasized that “Huawei and Thailand have been working together to build a strong digital infrastructure foundation. In the future, we look forward to accelerating the integration of digital technologies in Thailand’s key industries, especially in port and airport scenarios.”
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“We have a strong belief in Thailand’s successful digital transformation and talent development. Our local team will work closely with Thai customers and partners to serve the country’s social and economic development with technology solutions.”Ren said.
Thailand is aiming to become the ASEAN digital hub. To achieve this, the country is closely working with the Chinese tech giant, Huawei in two key areas.
First, Huawei has worked with customers to accelerate Thailand’s digital transformation and ICT infrastructure innovation. This is consistent with Thailand’s 4.0 strategy.
Thailand, with the adoption of 5G, Cloud, and AI has already unleashed its potential across industries. So far these ICT applications have aided Thailand in transport, healthcare, smart city, and bolstered its socioeconomic development and ecosystem.
Among these, smart ports and airports are the areas where Huawei and Thailand can work together. Mr. Ren unveiled the company’s best practices in Smart Port and Smart Airport in China. The ports build automation capabilities based on all factors – people, vehicles, goods, enterprises, and places —to help build safe, efficient, and intelligent world-class ports and airports.
Second, Gen Prayut and Mr. Ren also highlighted a commitment to cultivating upskilled and digital talent in Thailand. In order to drive Thailand’s digital transformation and long-term development, both men stressed that the public and private sectors must work together to build an open, shared ICT talent ecosystem that benefits all.
Huawei has also lent its assistance in the growth of its ICT population in Thailand. With an objective to grow the digital workforce, Huawei has established the Huawei ASEAN Academy in Thailand in 2019. The institute has already trained over 41,000 ICT professionals and provided training to 1,300 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Besides, Huawei has also signed MoUs with above 20 Thai universities. Huawei is ensuring that no one is left behind in the rapidly growing digital world. Its policy of digital inclusion enhances digital knowledge and furthers the employment prospects of vulnerable groups.
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In March 2021, Huawei Thailand was chosen for the Special Prime Minister Award as the “Digital International Corporation of the Year”. The award honors and recognizes the Chinese tech giant’s support and contributions to Thai society and efforts to support digital transformation. Huawei was the only company that received the award.
The Chinese tech great has not only been a commercial tech juggernaut but has been contributing to academies too. It has tied many college affiliations and courses to grow ICT youth across the world that including Seeds. Huawei should be thanked that it is looking beyond China to support digital transformation and bridge the digital divide.
How do you see Huawei’s Seeds program? Can it transform the lives of many ICT aspirant youths expected? Do leave your opinions in the comments below.