Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, made procurements worth $29.3 million (Tk 245 crore) from Bangladesh in 2018.
The company's purchases from Southeast Asia were worth $608 million in the year. The total procurement in the region from 2016 to 2018 amounted to $2.09 billion.
The amount reflects broadly administration, engineering service and material purchases, the company said in a statement yesterday.
The procurement budget forecast for the region in 2019 is expected to grow further to $652 million.
The figures were revealed during Huawei's 2019 SEA Core Partner Convention at The Conrad Hotel in Bangkok recently. The event was themed “Openness, Transparency, Collaboration for Sharing the Success”.
It gathered more than 400 delegates from the company's over 1,900 suppliers in Southeast Asia, representing various industries such as production, logistics, engineering services, enterprise network and marketing.