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Last year, Chinese ICT giant Huawei launched a new competition in the Middle East to encourage innovation in the field of information and communication technology. Carrying forward that trend, the company is currently preparing to kick off the second edition of the competition in nine countries including Bahrain.

Like in 2017, the Bahrain chapter of the competition will be held under the patronage of Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication. Among the eminent personalities attending the Bahrain chapter will be the Chinese Ambassador to Bahrain, as well as representatives from the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Bahrain Polytechnic University, Tamkeen (labor fund), Ahlia University, and University of Bahrain, among others.

Dubbed the Huawei Middle East ICT Competition 2018, the event is expected to play a pivotal role in furthering Bahrain’s already thriving ICT sector. It will combine Huawei’s CSR goal of nurturing local ICT talent so they can later help their country and the region to embrace a digital transformation fully.

“This is a great opportunity for Bahraini students to gain knowledge and experience in the latest cutting-edge ICT technologies and trends from a global ICT leader like Huawei,” said H.E. Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed.

He added: “This competition will equip young talents with the necessary skills to forge a brighter future, and take the lead in achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s strategic policies and Economic Vision 2030, towards a leading sustainable digital society.”

The winners of the Bahrain chapter of the competition, along with their counterparts from the other eight participating countries, will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Huawei’s global headquarters in China in Nov 2018. The global finalists will also be entitled to trophies, certificates, a cash price of up to $30,000 and employment opportunities at Huawei.

For those who are interested in participating, click here to register.