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Huawei and American University of Phnom Penh all set for a bright future

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Dr Dan Kulmala, vice-president of academics and student affairs at AUPP and Yuya Yao, chief executive officer of Huawei Cambodia signing the memorandum of understanding. Supplied

Huawei Technologies held an event to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP) and its Center for Leadership and Professional Development (CLPD) at the AUPP campus yesterday.

The MOU was to work towards new digital technology projects and initiatives that will contribute and foster an inclusive digital transformation in Cambodia, thereby enabling the Cambodian workforce’s readiness for the digital economy.

Huawei has been operating in Cambodia for 21 years now with a vision of “in Cambodia, for Cambodia” and has been committed in bringing digital technology to every person, home and organisation where possible.

Huawei also signed an agreement in May this year with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications to provide the country with the latest information and communications technology equipment and a 5G technology training programmes.

Yuya Yao, chief executive officer of Huawei Cambodia, said: “We hope for a long friendship and co-operation with the AUPP. We want to bring our latest technology here to the students. We continue to provide Cambodia’s young talents with employment opportunities and long-term training. We have recruited 21 Cambodian young fresh graduate students this year even during the COVID-19 period.”

The agreement between the two parties also provides the potential for merit scholarships, internship opportunities and joint activities that will benefit both Huawei and AUPP students.

Dr Dan Kulmala, vice-president of academics and student affairs at AUPP, said: “It is a privilege for AUPP and CLPD to join efforts with Huawei in the development of digital technology projects and initiatives that contribute to foster an inclusive digital transformation in Cambodia and to prepare Cambodia’s workforce for the digital economy.”

Huawei is showing a strong performance globally with a revenue increase of more than 14 percent for the first half of this year compared with the same period last year. Huawei is operating in 179 countries in the world and generated more than  $120 billion in revenue in 2019.

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