Indonesia invites Huawei to develop digitalization

Indonesia invites Huawei to develop digitalization

Indonesia and Huawei mull the expansion of the partnership between digital transformation and a number of initiatives to develop digitalization, 5G, AI, and new energy.

Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has met with Huawei's rotating chairman Guo Ping to discuss tightening ties between the country and the tech giant.

“Indonesia is now gearing up to prepare strategic projects that involve new energy development and smart technology on the lead-up to hosting the G20 Summit in Bali next year. As we now move forward to promoting green development and a smart future, we would like to invite Huawei to participate in these sectors. We understand that Huawei is very advanced in these areas,” said Minister Luhut.

Digitalization has also become Indonesia’s top priority development under President Joko Widodo. The country plans to drive digital economic growth and accelerate the rapid development of high-tech industries.

“Indonesia is blessed with the potential to develop high-tech industries,” said Guo Ping. “As part of Indonesia’s digital ecosystem, Huawei will focus on technology innovations and make every effort to assist Indonesia in building robust ICT infrastructure and successful digitalization by using digital advanced technologies such as 5G, AI cloud, and IoT. ”

Huawei launched a nationwide digital talent program in 2020 in collaboration with Indonesia’s Presidential Office (KSP) to cultivate more than 100,000 digital talents in 5 years. To date, Huawei has managed to achieve half of the 5 years target within the first two years, the company claimed.

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