Myanmar, India to build IT centers in Myanmar
Myanmar and India will cooperate in setting up 11 centers for enhancement of information technology (IT) skill in some key cities of Myanmar, a local weekly reported Monday.
The project of establishing these centers in major cities of Yangon and Mandalay and others will start implementation by the Center for Development Advanced Computing (CDAC) of India and the state-run Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) at the end of this year under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries during a visit to New Delhi of Myanmar Deputy Foreign Minister U Kyaw Thu in December last year, the Flower News said.
With regard to the project, Myanmar has sent 100 government servants to India to undergo the training early this year.
Myanmar and India have been cooperating in the technical aspect in recent years. In March 2006, Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam paid a state visit to Myanmar, during which the two countries signed three documents on bilateral cooperation including a framework agreement on using India's satellite to directly receive data for agricultural forecasting with India providing a grant aid of 1.3 million U.S. dollars to upgrade remote sensing ground receiving station in Yangon and another 3 million dollars with delineation of Myanmar's continental shelf in addition to technical assistance for the project.
A contract between the MPT and the Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) was also endorsed on the occasion, according to which, the two sides will implement SDH/STM 4 optical fiber link between Moreh, northeastern border town of India, and Mandalay, the second biggest city in central Myanmar, and the ADSL systems.