Hatif Libya signed Thursday a partnership contract with the Italian-Libyan Retelit Med, aimed at promoting comprehensive digital transformation in the country and building capabilities in this area.

The company said in a statement that the step is part of its efforts to drive the country towards digital transformation, with hopes it would reflect positively on diversifying the sources of national income.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hatif Libya Mohamed Balras Ali and CEO of Retelit Med Mario Bacchini signed the contract in the presence of Faisal Karkab, Chairman of the Libyan Telecommunication holding company (LPTIC).

The contract consists of four sub-contracts, including a geographical documentation system (GIS) that would allow quick response to malfunctions and technical problems.

The new systems will also deal with calculating costs, diversifying the list of services, maintenance and operations, and building capacities of Libyan elements.

Karkab said that the contract is a digital transformation program adopted by the Holding Company to develop the infrastructure in Libya and ensure the delivery of secure, reliable, and advanced services.

"The deal will contribute to diversifying the sources of national income and creating a new working environment far from dependence on the state and the oil sector, Karkab said.

For his part, Bacchini expressed readiness to work with Hatif Libya to develop the national ICT network, encouraged by the fact that Libya is experiencing an environment of stability that is increasing day by day.

It may be worth noting that Retelit Med established jointly by the Retelit and Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company (LPTIC), is a leading firm in fiber-optic infrastructure and digital transformation projects.