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Kuwait, Huawei sign MoU to implement smart cities strategy

Kuwait has signed Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei Company to implement the smart cities strategy in the country, CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority, Salem Al-Othaina said Monday.

On the sideline of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s official state visit to China, Al-Othaina told KUNA, the memorandum was divided into four sections connected with the development of intelligent infrastructure networks, security, virtual systems and the digital transformation of various industries and central managements in Kuwait.

He also explained that the memorandum had touched on the implementation of smart cities in Kuwait, including the Silk (Al-Harir) City and Kuwaiti islands development projects.

He added that both sides discussed the Mubarak seaport, proposed to be built in Bubyan Island northeast of Kuwait, as an initial starting point for smart cities projects, noting that the MoU will include a joint strategy in this regard.

The MoU also aimed to exchange expertise, technological innovation, general design and consultancy to transform Mubarak seaport project into an intelligent facility.

The cost of this consultation and design will be on Huawei Company, Al-Othaina said.

The signing of the MoU came during the official rounds of talks between His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Source: Kuwait News Agency