Huawei and Enertech Pakistan signed MoU for eco-friendly smart tourist destinations
by Kaswar Klasra
Islamabad: Huawei, the world's biggest telecom giant, has joined hands with Enertech Holding Company of Kuwait to produce 500 Mega Watts of green energy in Pakistan. They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop eco-friendly smart tourist destinations across Pakistan.
"We aim to develop Eco-Friendly Smart Destinations and 500 MW of Solar Power Plants in Pakistan to promote the tourism and renewable energy sectors of Pakistan, in partnership with Huawei Technologies Pakistan (PVT) Ltd," an Enertech official told journalists on Monday.
According to information shared with journalists in Islamabad, Huawei will be the leading technology partner and will support Enertech for this bigger development goal.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two organizations on 19th July 2021 at Lahore.
The projects of Smart Tourist Destinations will be developed with livability, affordability, sustainability, and resilience.
Officials said technology can play a vital role in integrating businesses and people's lifestyles through user-and-eco-friendly smart city services and solutions. Therefore, smart city development will be a key component of the future construction, tourism, and renewable energy sectors of Pakistan.
Both organizations aim to form long-term cooperation on smart and safe tourism destination development across architectural planning and construction execution phases by harnessing key technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI, IoT, Data Center Facility & Solutions, Intelligent Security solutions, Smart PV Solutions, etc.
The goal of this joint venture is to build a state-of-the-art smart destination to attract citizens and tourists from the rest of the world and Pakistan and establish a partnership for renewable solar power plant development.
The use of key smart city services and ICT infrastructure solutions development in such projects would enable the development of the local innovation ecosystem, nurture talent, co-create digital experiences, and empower self-sustainable, cost-effective energy solutions.
"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 to keep the fabric of our society together, AI makes urban development "more efficient, innovative and sustainable," which enhances the city's perception, supports quick decision-making, and enables faster execution. In the future, smart cities need to pursue sustainable targets such as renewable energy, digital inclusion, quality of life, and the safety of citizens and tourists.
Briefing the journalists and participants at the occasion of the signing of MoU, CEO Enertech Pakistan, and Mr. Yasser Malik said the joint venture of two leading companies will benefit the tourist destination of Pakistan.
"Enertech is developing multiple projects in Pakistan including water processing and supply, renewable energy, and sustainable infrastructure. EnerTech always adopts the state-of-the-art technology for each project as the key goal," he said.