ICT-related new satellite town in Myanmar

Myanmar is developing a new satellite town related to ICT in Pyin Oo Lwin, northern Mandalay division.

The first phase of construction of a teleport and incubation in the satellite town is underway. The new satellite town, Yadanabon Myothit, covers an area of 4,050 hectares and is also located near the second largest city of Mandalay. ICT sector in this country has been making progress since the introduction of e-Education system in early 2001. One ICT park (known as 'Info-Tech') in Yangon and another ICT park (known as 'Yadanabon Cyber Corporation') in Mandalay were set up in the two following years to provide ICT services in the country. The teleport in Yadanabon Myothit satellite town, which is an Internet service provider, is similar to the Myanmar Teleport ( formerly known as the Bagan Cybertech) in Yangon. Myanmar has also been launching an ICT development master plan under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI), aimed at narrowing the development gap among the regional members. Detailed programs to link international networks are also being carried out in accordance with the master plan drafted by the Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF). Myanmar has already launched e-Visa, e- Passport, e-Government portal and e-Procurement and it is contributing much to the effective management of government bodies.