November 21, 2017

e-Government Conference & ICT Exhibition 2017

An official explains to Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung and party at e-Government Conference & ICT Exhibition 2017 held in Nay Pyi  Taw on 7 November. Photo: MNA
An official explains to Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung and party at e-Government Conference & ICT Exhibition 2017 held in Nay Pyi Taw on 7 November. Photo: MNA

In his opening speech at the e-Government Conference & ICT Exhibition 2017 opening ceremony, the Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung said the e-Government index is a composite measure of three important dimensions of e-government, namely: provision of online services, telecommunications connectivity, and human capacity. The Myanmar e-Government index in 2016 among 193 countries was 169.
The e-Government Conference & ICT Exhibition 2017 opening ceremony was held yesterday morning at Myanmar International Convention Center-2 (MICC-2) in Nay Pyi Taw. The conference and exhibition was opened by Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung, Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF) President U Khun Oo, Pyithu Hluttaw transport and communications committee chairman U Tin Maung Win, Myanma Post and Telecommunications managing director U Khin Maung Tun and Huawei Company CEO Mr. Liman Zhang.
At the opening ceremony, the Union Minister said e-Government is one of the development indexes used to measure the development of a country.
“Those who are conducting e-Government works need to manage systematically, review some of the works conducted and change into a system that works faster. This is more important technology. It is difficult to progress if the technology is good but the work system is unchanged”, the Union Minister said.
“It is now more than 13 years since e-Government system in Myanmar was started in 2004. During this period government departments websites appears but only a few departments or works are providing their services (works) fully online. e-Government was implemented for the appearance of good governance and people centered government services. Only then can there be more understanding and cooperation between the people and the government”, said the Union Minister.
Similarly, MCF President U Khun Oo said Myanmar ICT Industry is at an early start-up stage compared to other countries. Myanmar also aims to make the ICT business sector the country’s main income business sector like other countries and needs to strive toward this.
“Implementation of e-Government requires huge financial investment, and it is difficult for the government alone to do this. In implementing some of the e-Government works, not only the government departments but the help of ICT Industry and private sector is required for an e-Government system to be successful. In order to reduce the government’s financial outlay, it is required to be conducted in a government-private cooperation system (public-private partnership)”, suggested U Khun Oo.
The conference and exhibition will be held for two days on 7 and 8 November. During those two days, in addition to forums, technical papers presentation and workshops will be conducted by local and foreign experts, it is learnt.
More than 70 booths of government departments, local and foreign companies will be displayed in the ICT exhibits of the conference and exhibition.
—Myanmar News Agency

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