Huawei to consider Gujarat for setting up manufacturing base

Posted on: November 14, 2011

  • Huawei, a China-based leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, is considering Gujarat for setting up its manufacturing base. The move which is seen as a fallout of Gujarat chief minister, Narendra Modi’s recent goodwill visit to China also has the company considering on a move to set up an research and development center (R&D) with specific focus on e-Governance and a future technology solutions lab in Gujarat.
  • The global telecommunications giant might bring its technical knowhow for setting up a data center, the smart city project for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, creating a Government data base in Cloud technology and building linkages with educational institutions,” the state government said in a statement.
  • Huawei has strengthen its position in India by providing end-to-end network solutions to all the top 10 Indian telecom operators over the last decade.
  • During the five-day visit to China between November 8 to12, Gujarat chief minister laid a foundation to many future plans that will in turn strengthen the business, economic and cultural ties between China and Gujarat. Among the other highlights of the trip include plans of introducing and bettering air connectivity between Ahmedabad and the Chinese cities of Beijing Shanghai and Chengdu.
  • The China Rail Engineering has plans to lead a delegation to Gujarat in the next few months to assess the potential and scope for participation through metro or high-speed trains. The two also plan to work on affordable and sustainable housing technology in a bid to create affordable mass housing and make urban areas slum free.

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