President U Thein Sein visits Myanmar Software Showcase 2015

President U Thein Sein  converses with stundents at  Myanmar Software Showcase 2015.
President U Thein Sein converses with stundents at Myanmar Software Showcase 2015.

President U Thein Sein on Friday morning visited the Myanmar Software Showcase 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw and viewed booths displaying locally developed software and projects of technological universities.
The expo at Myanmar International Convention Centre is being jointly organized by the Myanmar Computer Science Development Council and Myanmar Computer Federation.
Booths visited by the president included a drone research display by Myanmar Aviation and Aerospace University.
In a speech at the showcase, the president said today is an age of technological wonders, adding that technological development is essential for national development.
Technological backwardness hinders national development, he said, urging students to make innovations not only for Myanmar nationals but also for citizens of the world.
Afterwards, local information technology experts U Thaung Su Nyein, U Zaw Min Oo, U Thar Htet, U Ye Myat Thu and Dr Tun Thura Thet held discussions under the topic “Youths and Opportunities.” Union Ministers
Dr Daw Khin San Yi, U Soe Thane, U Myat Hein, U Hla Tun, U Ye Htut and Dr Ko Ko Oo made speeches.
The discussions concluded with remarks by the president, in which he discussed measures being taken by the government to encourage students to help build a peaceful, modern and developed democratic nation. He also described goals of the government including restoration of sustainable peace by 2020 and graduating from less-developed to middle-income country status.
The president then posed for documentary photographs with faculty members and students before watching the flight of a UAV drone developed by the MAAU.
Local information technology experts spoke about mobile communications, social networking media and job opportunities in ICT.
Myanmar Software Showcase 2015 is being organized with the aims of promoting the ICT industry to raise GDP and make Myanmar into a software-exporting country that can provide applied IT services to other nations.
A total of 39 Myanmar entrepreneur teams and 21 IT companies are displaying their services for various sectors including health, education, finance and e-commerce. The exhibition also aims to turn youth participants into successful entrepreneurs.

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