14:28, September 27, 2009
An information and communication technology (ICT) exhibition will be held in Yangon next month, aimed at empowering people with IT knowledge and enabling them to get in close touch with modern IT equipment, sources with the IT circle said on Sunday.
Sponsored by Myanmar Computer Industry Association (MCIA) and Myanmar Computer Professionals Association (MCPA), the four-day exhibition at the Tatmataw Convention Hall will run from Oct. 15 to 18.
A total of 71 companies will display computer and its accessories, electrical goods, digital devices, communication accessories, computer-related electronic devices, softwares and documents related to computer technology in the second ICT exhibition during this year.
The first ICT exhibition was held in May this year in the same venue.
Myanmar has been striving for the development of ICT. In December 2007, Myanmar's first largest ICT park, also known as the Yadanabon Cyber City, was introduced in Pyin Oo Lwin.
The cyber city, which covers an overall area of 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares), located in the hilly Pyin Oo Lwin near a highway, 67 kilometers east of the second largest city of Mandalay in the north, and 20 percent of the cyber city area produce software and hardware.
The internet of the cyber city not only links with the whole country but also connect neighboring China, Thailand and India.
With the establishment of the cyber city, more and more local and foreign information technology (IT) companies have sought investment in the cyber city for the development of IT business undertakings.