Huawei has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Enertech Holding Company in Kuwait to develop an Eco-Friendly Smart Destination and 500 MW of solar power plants in Pakistan. Huawei Technologies Pakistan will be Enertech’s leading technology partner for both ventures.
The Smart Tourist Destination project will be developed based on livability, affordability, sustainability, and a resilient approach, with ICT technologies seen as playing a vital role in integrating businesses and lifestyles through user-and-eco-friendly smart city services and solutions.
The two companies aim to establish a long-term cooperation on smart and safe tourism destination development across architectural planning and construction by harnessing key technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI, IoT, Data Center Facility & Solutions, Intelligent Security solutions and Smart PV Solutions.
The goal of the partnership is to build a state-of-the-art smart destination to attract Pakistani citizens and tourists from the rest of the world and also cooperate on solar power plant development.
At the signing ceremony in Lahore, Mr. Gao Weijie, Managing Director of Huawei Pakistan’s Enterprise Business Group commented: “The digital economy has become the new engine of economic growth around the world, especially in the post-Covid era. Technologies like AI, cloud, 5G and IoT have helped keep the fabric of our society together. AI makes urban development more efficient, innovative and sustainable, enhancing perception of a city, supporting quick decision-making and enabling faster execution. In the future, smart cities need to pursue sustainable targets such as renewable energy, digital inclusion, quality of life and safety of citizens and tourists. Huawei has global business operations, so the partnership with Enertech not only in Pakistan but also in the wider Middle East region will be achievable for both of us.”
Mr Yasser Malik, CEO of Enertech Pakistan, concurred. “Enertech is developing multiple projects in Pakistan including water processing and supply, renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure. As a company, Enertech always adopts state-of-the-art technology for each project as a key goal. Huawei has a proactive approach to support its partners and provides creative and innovative solutions. The projects relating to smart city development and Enertech’s solar power plants will lay the foundation for a long-term partnership between the companies, developing multiple projects in close conjunction, integrating Huawei’s renewable energy products and project optimization expertise.”