Myan­mar na­tional por­tal to be launched

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THE Myan­mar Na­tional Por­tal will be launched in the English and Myan­mar lan­guages to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the coun­try and gov­ern­ment in a sin­gle place, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Trans­port and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

The web por­tal, which is be­ing funded with a World Bank loan of K2.47 bil­lion (US$1.6 mil­lion), will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the his­tory, tra­di­tional cer­e­monies and cul­ture of the coun­try and gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tions at all lev­els. It would pro­vide links to all gov­ern­ment de­part­ment web­sites, phone num­bers and ad­dresses.

“For­eign­ers who come to Myan­mar for travel, to in­vest or as diplo­mats will be able to eas­ily find in­for­ma­tion about gov­ern­ment de­part­ments and the coun­try in one place,” Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin, a di­rec­tor of the e-Gov­ern­ment De­part­ment, said.

Busi­ness peo­ple can also ob­serve the bid­ding pro­cesses of min­istries.

“Be­fore the por­tal, peo­ple had to search for this in­for­ma­tion on the in­di­vid­ual web pages of the dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ment de­part­ments,” said Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin.

In the fu­ture, the public might be able to dis­cuss rel­e­vant is­sues with min­istries on the por­tal and might even be able to vote on it, she said.

Train­ing is be­ing given to re­gional and state gov­ern­ments so that they can post their ac­tiv­i­ties on the por­tal.

The Myan­mar Na­tional Por­tal (myan­mar.gov.mm) will be of­fi­cially an­nounced this month.

Photo: Phoe Wa

Work­ers in­stall in­ter­net ca­ble in Yan­gon.

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