Sunday, July 20, 2008
Huawei Corporate Social Responsibility to BUET
Huawei the Global Leader in next generation Telecommunication network signed an agreement on 16th July, 2008 at the Winter Garden of Dhaka Sheration Hotel with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) providing for setting up a Wireless Communication Laboratory and Training Centre. Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Adviser, Ministry of Education Graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Prof. M. Tamim, Special Assistant of Chief Adviser, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resource attended the programme as Special Guest. Prof. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) also attended the programme as invited Guest. Wonder Wang Deputy Chief Representative, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. and Prof. Dr. Aminul Haque, Head, Department of EEE BUET signed the agreement in the presence of Prof. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor, BUET and Charged the Affair’s of China Embassy Mr. Wang Yu.
Chief Guest, Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Adviser, Ministry of Education told in his speech that University Industry Collaboration is a compulsory part of any university development programme Unfortunately such collaboration is almost absent in our country. He called on our industry and business community to come forward like this joint collaboration programme. Under this agreement as a part of Social Corporate Responsibility (CSR) Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. will donate USD 3 million (BDT 21 crore) GSM equipments to BUET for building up a full fledged GSM Lab in EEE Department for the purpose of hands on practice as well as research and development. It is believed that with the aid of Huawei’s advance technology this lab and training centre will help Bangladesh to develop technically sound Telecom experts. It is to be noted that in December 2007 Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Ltd. also donated BDT 5 crore for Data Communication Equipments to BUET.