The Arab Federation for Digital Economy (AFDE), a body that operates as part of the Arab League, signed a memorandum of understanding with ATDXT LLC, a digital transformation company based in the United Arab Emirates, to launch the first cooperation of its kind in the region, the Arabian Business website reported.
The data center in Bahrain, which according to the plan will be eco-friendly and green, is to be used by companies as well as government and civilian entities from all Arab League countries, and be focused on localization, data protection, improvement of security, and enhancement of efficiency by adopting technological changes. According to the report, the center is intended to be a driving force for digital reform efforts of the countries of the region in order to develop and diversify local economies and improve the quality of life of residents.
"This partnership will enable us to contribute to the transformation of the digital outlook of the countries of the Middle East and to continue to provide leading services to our citizens, residents and region as a whole," said the foreign minister of Bahrain, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. GS Murthy, founder of ATDXT, added that "The focus of this initiative will remain to be on digital transformation enablement that will improve competitiveness of the Arab nations, and foster their integration into the global economy."
According to sources of Israel Defense, Israeli companies are also interested in participating in the data center project, and representatives of some of them have even visited Bahrain in recent months to promote the issue. Israel Defense previously reported that Israeli companies are also interested in bidding for a project for the establishment of a large data farm in Ukraine.