YANGON, April 21 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is planning to establish a new information and communication technology (ICT) zone in Thanlyin, eastern Yangon, to boost development of ICT in the country, local media reported Tuesday.
Over 120 hectares of land plot have been designated for the new ICT zone and tender for developing the zone has been invited from both foreign and local IT companies, the Myanmar Computer Federation was quoted as saying.
The new ICT zone is also designed to create more job opportunities for local IT professionals and help develop Myanmar’ s ICT sector with the involvement of foreign ICT firms, the report said.
An ICT Park has been established in Yangon’s Hlaing township in 2004 on just eight hectares which accommodates 100 local and foreign ICT companies.
The government also built a cyber city called Yatanapon in Pyin Oo Lwin in northern Mandalay region in 2010.
In January 2013, Myanmar government invited public tender from local and international investors for two telecommunications operator service licenses. Norwegian company Telenor and Qatar company Ooredoo won the tender.