(Yicai Global) March 28--The Indonesian affiliate of China's Huawei Technologies Co. and Indonesia University, Indonesia Bandung Institute of Technology, and other seven well-known universities in Indonesia signed a memorandum in Jakarta, officially establishing Huawei’s corporate social responsibility project SmartGen to help Indonesia develop information and communications talent.
Xie Feng, China’s ambassador to Indonesia, Indonesian Minister of Communications Rudi Antara and Ainu, Indonesia’s education ministry secretary-general, attended the signing ceremony on the 27th, Xinhua news agency reported. Xie said many Chinese-funded enterprises -- including Huawei -- have not only created great employment, taxation and business opportunities for Indonesia, but also brought advanced technology and management experience, contributing positively to the development of the country’s high-technology and independent innovation capability.
Antara said he was grateful to Huawei for training communications technology professionals in Indonesia to help it cope with the challenges of digital transformation.
Ainu welcomed and supported the cooperation between Huawei and Indonesian universities, saying this cooperation can enhance the level of knowledge of young Indonesian students and increase the number and ability of talents in relevant areas at the country’s universities.
Huawei has set up an information and communication training center, a joint innovation center and two innovative training laboratories in Indonesia. Nearly 90 percent of Huawei's Indonesian company staff are local and, with more than 400 partners in Indonesia, Huawei has created over 20,000 high-tech jobs for the domestic communications industry.