Hanoi, Vietnam – At today’s 2020 Indo Pacific Business Forum, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced its strategy for the expansion and integration of its 2021 digital infrastructure portfolio across the Indo-Pacific region.
“Some of the world’s most dynamic and emerging digital ecosystems are located in the Indo-Pacific, and this presents extraordinary partnership opportunities for U.S. industry,” said Todd Abrajano, USTDA’s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agency. “We anticipate growing an ICT sector portfolio that will enable our Indo-Pacific partners to strengthen the delivery of essential public services and transform how the region’s consumers interact digitally.”
USTDA’s digital strategy for 2021 includes the Agency’s full range of project preparation and partnership-building activities to provide the Indo-Pacific region extensive new access to the most innovative U.S.-based ICT technologies, solutions and expertise. The Agency also announced the expansion of regional support for 5G deployment and the use of data analytics to support urban planning, smart cities and smart grids, as well as cybersecurity and healthcare. Under its Global Infrastructure Resilience Initiative, USTDA will also fund ICT activities that prioritize resiliency into their design and implementation.
The implementation of USTDA’s 2021 digital strategy will be facilitated by an expansion of the Agency’s presence across the region, with new offices planned for Manila, Philippines; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Jakarta, Indonesia. USTDA currently has a presence in New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Hanoi, Vietnam.
USTDA’s digital strategy will support the U.S. government’s Indo-Pacific Strategy and in particular the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership.
For more information, please view USTDA’s 2021 Indo-Pacific Strategy Fact Sheet.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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