PHNOM PENH, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The second batch of 10 Cambodian university students will undergo a two-week training course in information and communication technology (ICT) sector in China under the Chinese telecom giant Huawei-sponsored Seeds for the Future program.
The group will fly to China for the course from July 29 to August 12.
Speaking at an award ceremony for them, Tan Qingsheng, charge d'affairs of the Chinese Embassy to Cambodia, said the program had actively contributed to the development of human resources in the ICT area in Cambodia.
"I believe that the Seeds for the Future program will not only build capacity for the participants, but also contribute to deepening the relationship between China and Cambodia," he said.
Cambodian lawmaker Hun Many, president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, commended Huawei for sponsoring Cambodian youths for the course in China.
"The program is very useful for Cambodian university students to get new knowledge in ICT sector. Moreover, it gives an opportunity for them to explore the richness of Chinese culture and tradition," he said.
He encouraged the participants to pay attention to their study so as to bring their knowledge to help develop the ICT area in Cambodia.
Leam Malin, one of the participants in the upcoming training course, said the program gave an opportunity to Cambodian youths to learn the Huawei's latest technology development.
"This will also be a good chance for Cambodian and Chinese youths to share knowledge and experience in the ICT area," she said.
Huawei signed a cooperation agreement with the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia in November 2016 to carry out the program in Cambodia. Under the agreement, Huawei is responsible for organizing training in ICT area and experience sharing visits for Cambodian youths in China.
The first batch of 11 Cambodian university students got a two-week training course in China in late 2016.
Initiated by Huawei in 2008, the Seeds for the Future program aims at developing local ICT talent, enhancing knowledge transfer, and promoting a greater understanding of the telecommunications sector, said Li Xiongwei, chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies (Cambodia).
He said, by 2016, the program had been implemented in 96 countries, giving opportunities to over 30,000 students from 280 universities to make study trips to the Huawei's headquarters in China.