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Laos and Huawei enhance nation ICT development

Lao President H.E. Bounnhang Vorachit Met With Huawei Southeast Asia Region President James Wu

May 30, 2018

[Beijing, China, May 30, 2018] Lao President H.E. Bounnhang Vorachit met with Huawei Southeast Asia Region President James Wu in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. The two parties exchanged views about further cooperation for information communication technology (ICT) development in Laos.

Lao President H.E. Bounnhang Vorachit Met With Huawei Southeast Asia Region President James Wu

James Wu introduced to the President about the 2017 Huawei business performance as well as the progress of public welfare projects between Huawei and Lao government. He expressed his thanks to the Lao government and people for their long-term support and trust. He said that Huawei is deeply honored to participate in and witness the development of the ICT industry in Laos and is willing to continue to contribute to the development of the ICT industry in Laos, build ICT infrastructure, provide suggestions for the national ICT plan, and train more ICT industry talents for Laos. Facing the future, Huawei would stick to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Mr. James Wu also represented Huawei donate a set of critical communications system and some police terminal equipment for 11th National Games in order to better assistant the Ministry of Public Security in the security activities. This system does not need to be installed and could be used within 10 minutes, providing efficient communication protection around the sports venues and surrounding areas. As a highly responsible enterprise citizen, Huawei is devoting itself to the long-term and stable business in Laos, and willing to do the project as above mentioned to let more Laos people benefit.

Lao President affirmed what Huawei has contributed to the development of Laos ICT industry and highly appreciated the rapid progress of the social welfare activities. President remarked, “Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, I’m looking forward to that Huawei could participate in Laos’s national broadband construction with the latest communication technologies to eliminate the digital divide and make Lao youth’s dreams come true.

Huawei started the business in Laos since 1998 and having an extensive cooperation with local telecom operators, government as well as the customers in ICT industry. Until now, Huawei’ communication network service has covered the consumer in Laos approximately 70% and Huawei mobile phones has ranked first for the share of Laos market. Over the years, Huawei help Laos cultivated more than 2000 ICT talents. Currently, Huawei has 70% employees whom are local staffs.

H.E. Dr. Sounthone Xayachack, head of the LPRP Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, H.E. Ms. Khemmani Pholsena, Minister of Ministry of Industry and Commerce, H.E. Ms. Vandy Bouthasavong, Lao Ambassador to China,Mr. Mark Wang , CEO of Huawei Technologies(Lao) Co., Ltd, Ms. Zhang Xuan, Director of Beijing Office, Huawei Public and Government Affairs Department attended the meeting.