Cyber village project in Myanmar

August 5, 2007 | By | Reply More

A man examines an exhibitor’s display at The Fifth Myanmar ICT Week, held in Yangon from April 29 to May 4Myanmar will implement a cyber village project aiming to enable every village in the country to have access to internet link like urban cities, according to computer entrepreneur circle.

A pioneer pilot project for the move will start late of this year by the open season with installation of IP Star phone lines by the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the Computer Entrepreneurs’ Association (CEA) said.

Investment is being invited from the private sector for the establishment of public access centers in villages and power source is being sought either from battery or solar energy to operate the internet in some remote villages in short of electricity as an alternative, the Association added.

According to the MPT, the number of internet users in Myanmar has reached nearly 300,000, up from merely 12 in four years ago.

The authorities have projected to introduce 400 public internet service centers in 324 townships in the country within three years to facilitate communication links.

To attract foreign investment in the aspects, Myanmar has offered to grant both foreign and local entrepreneurs to be engaged in ICT business in the cyber city project and separate plots will be allotted for foreign and local companies with equal rights to be offered to develop the silicon mountain town, according to the CEA.

Myanmar has been launching an ICT development master plan under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) and detailed programs to link international networks are also being carried out in accordance with the master plan drafted by the Myanmar Computer Federation.

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