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Budgeted at 60 million, Huawei's park in Luanda will “serve and monitor the technological development of Angola”

Huawei's rotating president, Eric Xu, was in Luanda this Wednesday to sign a memorandum of understanding between Huawei and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI).


The telecommunications giant considered the African market, where it has been operating for over 20 years, to be "one of the most important" for its business and guarantees technological investments, especially in education to make Africa "more advanced and connected".

"We have already entered the African market more than 20 years ago and we treat this market as one of the most important in our company and we believe that education, especially higher education, is a cornerstone for the development of each country," he said.

The official, who avoided commenting on the restrictions that the operator finds in Europe and America in the expansion of its business, when questioned by Lusa, said only that his company will take advantage of its capabilities to expand investments in Africa.

"Especially in terms of using 'computing' technology, artificial intelligence, connectivity, the communication network to facilitate communication and teaching and, in the future, we will invest more in this aspect to build a more connected and more advanced Africa "he said in remarks to journalists.

Eric Xu was speaking, in Luanda, at the end of the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between Huawei and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESCTI).

Training of MESCTI teachers and technicians, support and installation of equipment and evaluation of courses in the area of ​​information and communication technologies in Angola are some of the axes of the agreement.

For the rotating president of the Chinese multinational, the memorandum must also accompany the development of the digital transformation of MESCTI, as well as improving the infrastructure of that ministerial body.

"At the same time we want to expand our cooperation with higher education and innovation entities, for example, we want to expand our education and training of talent and technology engineers from some universities", he added.

"And then we want to take advantage of our technological capacity, of training in terms of technologies, to expand this benefit to the entire Angolan society. Huawei wants to use its technology and capacity for the well-being of Angolan society", he noted.

Huawei is building a technology park in Luanda with a budget of US $ 60 million "to continue to serve and accompany Angola's technological development".

Eric Xu recalled that the national market, where he has been operating since 1998, was one of the operator's first entry doors on the African continent, guaranteeing that the technological park in Luanda will have numerous advantages.

"We will have three main centers in the park, namely for the training of partners and customers, one for innovation, for public and private entities and ministries, and an experience center to accompany and bring the newest and most advanced technologies to the Angolan market", concluded.

The rotating president of Huawei and the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Sambo, were the signatories of the memorandum.