In a visit made to Myanmar, President Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam called for greater co-operation in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) between India and Myanmar.
Addressing technologists during Info-Tech Park, Kalam said that there was a good scope in implementing the government-to-government, e-Governance models in the country. Kalam suggested Myanmar to participate in the World Knowledge Platform, which he had floated during his recent state visit to Singapore, the Philippines and South Korea. He appealed to share experience of India in connecting the centre and the state and the union territories, as well as the use of ICT in the health grid, knowledge grid and PURA (Programme for Urban amenities in Rural Areas) grid. Myanmar’s Minister for Telecom and Posts and Telegraph, Brigadier General Thein Zaw, who accompanied Kalam during his visit sought India’s co-operation and help in strengthening his country’s training programme for government CIOs (Chief Information Officers).