Myanmar Inks Four Agreements With S.Korea to Cooperate on Education, Environment, Tech

YANGON—Myanmar signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with South Korea on cooperation on fisheries; technical and vocational training; the environment; and development of digital economy, higher education, smart cities and connectivity during State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trip to Busan earlier this week. The State Counselor visited the city from Nov. 25-27 to […]

Myanmar’s Second Biggest City Receives Smart City Award 2019

YANGON—In the midst of a high-tech makeover to become a genuine smart city, Myanmar’s historic royal capital Mandalay—more than 160 years old—received the Smart City Award 2019 at a Bangkok summit attended by 24 countries including Japan, India, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. “We have been effectively changing municipal services by using technology, and these […]

SmartComm World expands to Myanmar and North America

Singapore 18 August 2019 – SmartComm World (SCW) today announced that they have opened two new offices. SmartComm World (Americas) LLC – Americas HQ has been incorporated in Delaware, USA. Having a large domestic population that communicates in Spanish, English and Chinese, facing increasing labor cost and having large numbers of tourists visiting its shores, […]

Mandalay: City of the future?

An energetic mayor and revamped municipal authority are giving Myanmar’s second city a tech-based makeover, which is being embraced by residents tired of past mismanagement. “MANDALAY is like a Phoenix from ancient Greek mythology. Like the mythical bird, Mandalay will always rise and regenerate from the ashes,” the renowned author Mya Than Tint wrote in […]

Myanmar plans smart city in Thilawa SEZ

The Thilawa Special Economic Zone Management Committee said it plans to invite foreign developers to set up a smart city in the Thilawa SEZ. Japan has proposed drafting a master plan for the project, and the plan is expected to be finished within this year. The proposal came up during a workshop on Implementation of […]

Mandalay Chases Dream of Becoming Myanmar’s First Smart City

YANGON — With ambitions of becoming a genuine smart city, Mandalay — the country’s last royal capital at more than 160 years old — is in the midst of a high-tech makeover at the government’s behest thanks to an eclectic team of doctors, engineers, lawyers, writers, journalists and IT experts. After a year of work […]

Uber Offers Solution to Yangon Traffic

Uber Myanmar re­cently released a report by Roland Berger that advocates for the use of ridesharing in Yangon, detailing the positive impacts its could have on the city’s chronic traffic. Compiled by interview­ing over 4,700 riders and drivers, the report con­cludes that ride-sharing, or the use of private cars for the public good, es­sentially, the […]