Myanmar Post and Telecommunication plans to issue 30,000 free SIM cards to foreign athletes, coaches, referees and team officials during the SEA Games next month, it said on November 19.
The cards will be valid for three-months, the NPT’s deputy general manager in Naypyitaw, U Thein Hoke, told Mizzima in a telephone interview from Yangon.
He said the 30,000 SIM cards had been provided to the Sports Ministry which planned to distribute them to the foreign athletes and team officials on arrival in Myanmar.
The cards are valid for three months because some events begin on November 24.
U Thein Hoke said the MPT would also make 50,000 SIM cards valid for one month available for sale to foreign visitors during the games, which will be officially opened in Naypyitawon December 11.
The cards will cost 20,000 kyat, he said.
The cards will go on sale at Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw airports, SEA Games villages and stadiums, the MPT said.
The games will take place at four venues – Naypyitaw, Yangon, Mandalay and the seaside resort of NgweSaung – and about 6,000 athletes, including more than 900 from Myanmar, will participate, with
competitions in 33 sports.
Most Myanmar banks plan to provide mobile services, including ATM machines and currency exchange counters, at games venues.
Source: Mizzima News Myanmar