CHINA, MYANMAR SIGN MOU ON ICT TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

YANGON, Myanmar, China's Huawei telecommunications company and Myanmar's Rectors' committee, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for ICT talent development under the management of the Education Ministry.

The agreement covers cooperation on establishing ICT diploma course system, sponsoring "Seeds for the Future" programme, establishing the Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy, providing ICT Talent Scholarship, to outstanding university students, organising the Youth Open Day at Huawei Customer Solution Innovation and Integration Centre, as well as, assisting in ICT related scientific research in Myanmar.

"We appreciate and thank Huawei for the efforts and contributions to Myanmar's ICT development. Establishing collaborative partnerships, both national and internationally, is one of the main approaches which supports the development of regional universities," Dr. Myo Kywe, chairman of the National Education Policy Commission, told the event.

The MoU is an elevated version of the previous one, which was signed in 2014, and over 1,500 ICT talents have been trained under the programme in the past four years.

Zhang Liman, CEO of Huawei Myanmar, called for cooperation from other organisations and individuals, in promoting Myanmar's human resources development, as well as, the sustainable economic and social development.

Following the signing ceremony, a total of 50 outstanding students from technological and computer universities across the country were awarded 1,000 U.S. dollars each, as part of the ICT Talent Scholarship initiative.

Source: NAM News Network