December 25, 2016

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Myanmar e-government conference and opening ceremony of ICT exhibition kicks off

Vice president U Henry Van Thio and dignitaries formally open Myanmar e-Government Conference and ICT Exhibition Nay Pyi Taw-2016.
Vice president U Henry Van Thio and dignitaries formally open Myanmar e-Government Conference and ICT Exhibition Nay Pyi Taw-2016.

THE Myanmar e-Government Conference and ICT Exhibition Nay Pyi Taw-2016 was opened yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, showcasing the government’s policy on establishing digital government strategy and e-government systems.
Present at the opening ceremony of the event was vice president U Henry Van Thio with Union Minister U Thant Zin Maung, chairman of the Computer Technology Development Council and U Khun U, Chairman of the Myanmar Computer Association cutting the ribbon.
U Khun U clarified at the ceremony, “Today’s exhibition shows e-government solutions and ICT knowledge combined, sharing techniques and paving the way for exchanging experience among C10s co-operating in the e-government field. This event will allow observers to have access to get new ideas and solutions.”.
Afterward, he said, “The MCA is currently implementing programmes for advising the drafting of the ICT law and principles, giving suggestions to Inter-State and Region Government for the emergence of e-government systems, convening ICT shows and contests for the progress of the development of human resources and computer knowledge, holding examinations on IT technique sponsored by ITPEC which consists of 8 countries, launching e-village projects for the rural populace to gain effective access to ICT, collaborative effort to make the Myanmar Unicode Standardised system in computers in consultation with Myanmar scholars and IT experts.”.
U Thant Zin Maung disclosed, “The present ceremony plays an important role in speeding up the implementation of setting up Digital Government Strategy and e-government, one of the Myanmar’s 12 economic principles/ policies. It will help for smooth and speedy communication between government and public and inter-department communication. To lessen Digital Divide, a gap between urban and rural areas, The Transport and Communication Ministry is making arrangements in co-operation with internal internet operators, the AFAI ( Alliance for Affordable Internet) and other international organisations’’.
After the ceremony, the vice president and Union Ministers, deputy ministers, parliamentarians, departmental heads invited guests posed for a documentary photo and visited booths.
In the afternoon, scholars exchanged ideas. The exhibition will be held for two days.

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