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MPT Works With Local Volunteers in Ayeyarwaddy Region to Clean the City and Environment

19 Feb 2018

(Yangon, 19 February 2018) MPT employees and other volunteers in the Ayeyarwaddy Region worked together for the benefit of the environment in stage 4 of the MPT Clean and Fresh to Move Forward CSR Campaign on the 17th of February in Ayeyarwaddy Region. Over 500 volunteers congregated in the morning to enact a clean-up campaign throughout the city, hoping to clean the environment for the local people of the region.

In running Myanmar’s fastest and widest mobile network, MPT sees firsthand the impact that environmental pollution has on people, animals, agriculture and waterways. Accordingly, this CSR program is designed to use group power to make a huge impact in a local environment, and also
to encourage the youth of Myanmar to develop an understanding of the importance of better trash disposal and environmental maintenance. Over the past 3 engagements in this series of CSR events, MPT’s Clean and Fresh to Move Forwards campaigns have engaged the local communities of Mawlamyaing, Mandalay and Bago and in coming months, the campaign will move to other States and Regions.

“We all live together in this beautiful country, so it’s in all our best interests to do what we can to maintain and even improve our natural environment. Especially as the use of plastics and nonbiodegradable materials continue to grow, we are all experiencing a growth in the amount of trash generated every day. We thank everyone that came out to support the next stage of the MPT Clean and Fresh to Move Forward CSR event, and we hope to see as many people as possible at the next events of the program,” said Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM
Joint Operations.

Saturday’s efforts in the Ayeyarwaddy region were only the latest in a multi-stage campaign centred around bringing MPT’s city-level cleaning efforts to major cities in the country. In the Mandalay, Mawlamyaing and Bago events held in the past few months, more than 2000 MPT employees and volunteers took part, collecting trash and improving the local environment.

As national icon of Myanmar, MPT runs many corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns each year. Outside of the Clean and Fresh to Move Forwards campaign held in major Myanmar cities, MPT focuses heavily on improving educational outcomes for Myanmar youth. The MPT
MCF’s Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program encouraged students and youths from all around the country to develop their entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment with advice from some of the most respected people in business, telecom and technology in the country. Other efforts have included the MPT First Aid for All, aimed at improving health outcomes, and the efforts with the NLD Education Network on digital education.