Damascus, SANA- With the participation of 150 local and international brands, the 9th session of the Information and Communication Technology Exhibition (HiTech) kicked off on Wednesday evening.
The expo is organized by the Arab Group for Exhibitions in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Technology, on the grounds of the new fairground in Damascus Countryside.
Minister of Communications and Technology, Eng. Iyad al-Khatib, in a statement to SANA reporter, underlined the importance of the exhibition, in terms of spreading the culture of communication and information, and that Syria is keen to keep abreast of the latest developments.
Minister al-Khatib added that what distinguishes the exhibition is the remarkable participation of the young generation through their projects and innovations that come with the services of other companies within the framework of the digital transformation process.
He shed light on the development witnessed by the exhibition in terms of products, services provided, modern equipment, and the increase in the number of local and international participations.
Director General of the Arab Group for Exhibitions, Alaa Hilal, said that the exhibition represents an important information forum that presents the latest and most important solutions, systems and software for applications related to computers, smart phones and technologies used in the field of informatics, smart cities, e-government and electronic payment.
He added that the expo also provides an opportunity for research and development centers to display their products and opens the way for the software, hardware, information technology and the Internet industry locally and regionally.
The exhibition, which will last till June 7th, includes 75 pavilions and it opens its doors to visitors daily from 05:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with free transportation for visitors throughout the days of the exhibition.
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