Huawei Builds New Office Complex in Jamaica
Jamaica recently celebrated the investment of $300 million (US$ 2 million) by Chinese technology company Huawei. The investment will see the company open a 9,000 square feet complex of office space in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica.
The complex is specifically designed as low-carbon and will use renewable energy in order to be environmentally friendly. The complex is specifically designed to be a modern office space.
A special ceremony on Thursday, October 21st, attended by Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Huawei officials, and other officials, was hosted to celebrate the new complex.
“The company provides cutting-edge connectivity technology and has played an essential role in the growth from GSM to UMTS wireless technology and continues to improve Jamaica’s data penetration with LTE deployments,” Holness said.
“The investment will be of benefit to both Jamaica and the region. We welcome this investment and commend Huawei for taking this decision and look forward to their continued growth in Jamaica and in the region,” the prime minister added.
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Holness applauded Huawei for strengthening its footprint in the Caribbean country. Huawei has been operating in Jamaica since 2007, playing a significant role in the growth of its technology and digital fields.
The company has also played a role in creating employment, Prime Minister Holness stated that Huawei has indirectly contributed to the employment of 300 people in the ICT field.
Michael Xue Feng, Huawei’s Vice President for the Latin America Region thanked Jamaica for giving the company an opportunity to operate on its shores. “We are committed to the continued growth and development of Jamaica,” he said.
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Jamaica, Chen Daojiang, commended the relationship between the two countries highlighting how this will be the 50th year in which Jamaica and China share diplomatic ties. “As a strategic partner, China continues its cooperation with Jamaica,” the Ambassador said.