Huawei presents its vision of Uzbekistan’s digital economy development
Huawei held a press briefing in Uzbekistan on the results of last year activities and plans for 2020 in the country. At the meeting, the CEO of the company in Uzbekistan, Forrest Liu, noted the importance of marking the new year as the Year of Science, Enlightenment and Digital Economy Development.
Huawei has been operating in Uzbekistan for 20 years. Over the years, large-scale activities have been implemented to introduce information and communication technologies in the country.
In 2019, the company signed memorandums on projects to digitalise the healthcare system, training, ensure public safety and expand the coverage of networks of local telecom operators.
A project was launched to equip emergency-medical-services call centres with modern ICT solutions. Together with telecom operators, public testing of 5G technologies was carried out. A pilot project on the introduction of electronic education was also presented.
The company also outlined a number of projects for 2020, the implementation of which will serve to improve and accelerate the digitalisation of Uzbekistan.
It was noted that the company plans to support the sustainable development of the Uzbekistan population. It has launched a global initiative named Tech4All, within the framework of which Huawei works with a wide range of organisations to reduce the digital divide, develop new applications for different communities and spread digital skills, as well as support people in the regions affected by climate change.
This year the company intends, together with UNDP, to launch a project on landscaping the bottom of the Aral Sea, thereby contributing to ensuring a stable future of the region.