The Amar Ekushey Book Fair, Bangladesh’s largest book fair, kicked off in mid-February and will continue for over a month until March 17th. This year, the fair is receiving significant technological support from Chinese telecom giant Huawei (News - Alert).
Huawei is providing cloud service for a virtual edition of the ongoing annual book fair to accommodate the realities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This enabled the book fair’s organizers to launch a website allowing visitors and other interested parties to experience a virtual tour, and access information and other services digitally through the website, according to Huawei.
Huawei Cloud began providing cloud services in Bangladesh in 2018, and initially facilitated the e-government execution throughout the country. It also provides solutions for media, e-commerce, manufacturing industries to help digital transformations with local service support.
Poet Nurul Huda, director general (DG) of the Bangla Academy, told Xinhua news Bangladesh is moving towards digital services, and the government is facilitating this transformation.
"This is appreciable that Huawei has come forward as a cloud partner in this initiative," said Huda in a statement.
Yuying Karl, the director for Public Affairs and Communications Department at Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited, said Huawei has been participating in the development of the ICT sector and serving Bangladesh through introducing world's most innovative technologies, such as the Huawei Cloud platform.
"As part of our commitment, we are happy to provide cloud service to facilitate the fair's virtual site. We believe that this website will add a new dimension to the book fair and help the Bangla Academy in many ways," said Karl in a statement.
Edited by Luke Bellos