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Nationwide Collective Efforts of MPT and Local Communities Raised Awareness of Littering Practices, Supporting the Necessary Bloods and Preserving Environment Under “Myanmar In Our Heart” Initiative

12 Jul 2019

(YANGON – 12th July 2019) –   MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, has been spearheading changes in the country through the development of digital infrastructure and bringing the benefits of modern communications to all corners of the country. In conjunction with this infrastructure rollout are projects aimed at enriching the lives of the people, it serves through its nationwide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programs and activities.  As a responsive local telecommunication operator, the sizeable part of its profit flows back to the community by way of its CSR programs that focus on three (3) main CSR pillars:  Education, Health and Business Incubation and many remarkable moments has been built together with the people and authorities.

MPT believes that engaging with local communities is the vital to Move Myanmar Forward in many areas as collective works can conquered the hurdles that our community faced in daily basis and MPT has been working continuously by involving local communities,  NGO organizations and government body for below activities;

Nationwide Blood Donation Activities

MPT’s Nationwide Blood Donation Drive is a recurring activity to raise public awareness to the importance of blood and to mobilize volunteers across the country to donate clean and life-saving blood for medical use. The donation drive happens at the National Blood Centre in Yangon, and are simultaneously replicated in 17 regional hospitals nationwide. To date, there are more than 3,000 people including MPT and local community donated their valuable blood at nationwide blood centers and hospitals and this will continue under the slogan of “Safe Blood For All” .

Nationwide Tree Planting Activities

This initiative aims to reduce the risk of natural disasters, carbon emissions and expects to encourage the public to maintain natural environment and biodiversity by increasing awareness about importance of tree planting. Under this “MPT Green Movement” initiative, there are over 12,000 trees has been planted by 8,000 people. The operator is encouraging local communities to participate in the public sphere and promoting activities focused on resolving social issues important for Myanmar society, as ecology and healthcare.

Nationwide Clean Campaign

MPT periodically organizes extensive nationwide clean-up campaigns, named “Clean and Fresh To Move Forward” with MPT employees, families, friends and the members of the public joining hands across the country to clean and clear up litter in popular landmarks, sacred pagodas and public places. This large-scale effort aims to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining clean and hygienic communities amongst those residing and working in these areas and there are over 15,000 people participated during two years of 2017 and 2018.

Moving forward by carrying the value “Myanmar in Our Heart”, MPT is planning 8th time of Blood Donation program in 18th July, 3rd time of its Nationwide Tree Planting Program during the raining season of July and August, and raising awareness about good littering practice among the general public, clean-up program  is planned to organize in January 2020 as 3rd time in every States and Regions of Myanmar.

U Myint Thein Htun, Deputy Chief Operating Officer for MPT-KSGM Joint Operations has this to say:  “At MPT, we like to give back to the community we work in, the benefits of doing business with them.  As the community develops, their needs grow, and our services also improve to meet these growing needs.  It becomes a mutually beneficial, symbiotic and sustainable relationship for both MPT and Myanmar people.  And we will continue to support and move Myanmar Forward, not only in terms of technology, but also in many aspects of total human development.”

MPT is developing its infrastructure for telecommunications sector to make more of the regions of the country get connected and also keep deep-focusing on the development of the country as a responsive local operator always keeping the promised value “Myanmar In Our Heart”.

For more information on MPT’s CSR activities and product and services, visit www.mpt.com.mm and MPT Official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mptofficialpage