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Information technology exhibition opens in Myanmar
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10:36, March 24, 2008

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A three-day information and communication technology (ICT) exhibition was inaugurated at the Tatmadaw Convention Hall here Sunday, aimed at promoting the development of the advanced technology.

The Myanmar ICT Exhibition 2008, co-sponsored by the Myanmar Computer Federation, Myanmar Computer Professionals Association and the Myanmar Computer Industrialists Association, will last until next Tuesday.

A total of 90 local and foreign companies showcase accessories of computers, new technology for networking, software solutions, computer courses and books at the exhibition where computer-related equipment will also be sold, according to the sponsor.

Myanmar has been striving for the development of ICT to contribute its part to the national economic development. In December last year, Myanmar's first largest ICT park, also known as the Yadanabon Cyber City, was introduced in Pyin Oo Lwin, a northern city of Myanmar in Mandalay division. The launching of the cyber city was attached with an ICT week exhibition activities joined by over 100 local and foreign ICT companies then.

Myanmar has also been implementing 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 MCF.

Being a signatory to the e-ASEAN Framework Agreement initiated at the 2000 Singapore summit, Myanmar has formed the e-National Task Force to support the IT development.

Besides, the country has also signed a series of memorandums of understanding since 2003 with such companies as from Malaysia, Thailand, China and South Korea on ICT development.

Source: Xinhua

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