The Saudi Ministry of Transport has chosen Huawei technologies to boost the adoption and utilization of technology in the field of transportation and logistics to enhance the services it provides and achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 set by the kingdom.
Huawei, a global leader in ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry to enhance future mobility and technology adoption by leveraging the potential of advanced technologies such as 5G, AI and Big Data.
Under the arrangement, Huawei will provide solutions in the field of automation, big data, and digitization. It will also contribute to the provision of solutions for shared mobility, sustainability, and the use of disruptive technology in the development of the logistics sector and intelligent transport systems in the Kingdom.
The MoU was signed by deputy minister of Transport for Roads, Eng Badr Al-Dulami, and David Shi, president of enterprise business group, Huawei Middle East.
Deputy Minister of Transport for Planning and Information Dr. Mansour Alturki represented the Ministry of Transport and David Tao, general manager of enterprise business Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia, represented Huawei.
Alturki said that the agreement will contribute to enhancing the quality of life across the country through the adoption of advanced smart transport systems as well as improving the services provided to citizens, residents and visitors across all transport facilities including airports and railway stations. It focuses on finding ways to implement the latest automation and IoT practices in our operations in addition to increasing multimodal integration to enhance transportation inside and across cities and reduce travel time.
Capitalising on the strategic location of the country along international trade routes in Asia, Europe and Africa, Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 aims to make the most of the benefits of its advantageous geographic position by building robust and well-functioning transport & logistics hub in the region.
KSA government has already invested heavily in the construction of several transport & logistics infrastructure such as ports, railways, roads and airports.
Commenting on this strategic partnership, David Shi, president of enterprise business group, Huawei Middle East, said, “Huawei is pleased to be a strategic partner of the Ministry of Transport as it embarks on the mission to accelerate the development of Saudi Arabia’s transportation industry and the logistics sector to transform the Kingdom into a leading logistics hub in the region, including maritime transport, aviation, roads, railways and logistics.”
Huawei has been at the forefront of providing innovative digital transformation solutions in the Middle East in support of national development visions and targets of the region.
Huawei also runs the flagship annual ICT competition in Saudi Arabia to support the next generation of leaders for an intelligent world, in line with government national plans and strategies.