Myanmar National Portal launched in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Chairman of Viet Nam’s FPT Information System Board of members Mr. Trieu Duong Dung and officials open the launching ceremony of Myanmar National Portal in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung delivered the opening address at the launching ceremony of Myanmar National Portal, held at the Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw’s hotel zone yesterday morning.
The Myanmar National Portal is a project by the Ministry of Transport and Communication to boost the Myanmar’s e-Government agenda and to offer a single window public service containing all the websites and e-services of government departments and organizations.
In his opening address, the Union Minister said the development of e-Government is the development of the nation. He said Myanmar e-Government Master Plan 2016 was drawn and the e-Government Steering Committee, Working Committee on Implementation, and subcommittees have been formed. He said his ministry regularly works to improve connectivity, ese of use and smooth operations. He said that since there is a 90 per cent mobile coverage in the country, they will be taking advantage of it to provide services to the mobile users. He said the public should have access to all the information and services provided by ministry departments. He said that that being the case, his ministry has carried out the Telecom Sector Reform Project, with loans from the World Bank, and the Myanmar National Portal project in collaboration with Viet Nam’s FPT Information System. He said the participation of all government ministries is crucial as the portal is of national significance. He said ministries have to be responsible for providing accurate information and regular updates. He said only true and comprehensive news and information will create a publicly-beneficial national portal, and requested CIOs from ministries to continue collaborations.
Next, the Chairman of Viet Nam’s FPT Information System Board of members Mr. Trieu Duong Dung delivered the welcoming address, and Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin, the Project Director of Myanmar National Portal project, gave an introduction of the project.
Attending the launch ceremony were Union Minister for Transport and Communication U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe, deputy ministers, permanent secretaries, the Commercial Counselor of the Viet Nam embassy in Myanmar, directors-general, chief information officers from government organizations and state and region governments, officials from KMPG, Viet Nam’s FPT Information System, and invited guests.

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