25 Nov 2019
MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, and a Japanese Sojitz Corporation have signed a contract at Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw on 20th November 2019 at 10:00 AM aimed to upgrade major communication infrastructures across Myanmar with JICA ODA Loan.
Today’s Event was graced by Deputy Union Ministers U Kyaw Myo and U Thar Oo of Ministry of Transport and Communications, Head of Department, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Chief Representative Mr. Masayuki Karasawa from JICA Myanmar Office, Head of department from Ministry of Finance & Planning, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, representative executives from JTEC-JV and Sojitz Corporation and distinguished guests.
U Thar Oo, Deputy Union Minister of Ministry of Transport and Communications was made opening speech and Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama made speech of enjoyment after that.
Afterward, U Khin Maung Tun, Managing Director of Myanma Posts and Telecommunications and Mr Koichi Yamaguchi, Managing Executive Officer of Sojitz Corporation explained about project and operations of the project respectively.
Then, contract singing has been done by U Khin Maung Tun, Managing Director for Myanma Posts and Telecommunications and Mr Koichi Yamaguchi, Managing Executive Officer of Sojitz Corporation and there was a group photo session after exchanging the signed copy.
Project Feasibility Study for Communication Network Improvement Project was incubated in February 2013. International tender was open to execute the project after singing loan agreement, worth of Japan Yan 10.5 Billion, between Myanmar and Japan governments was signed on March 2015. Sojitz Corporation is selected to finalize the agreement contract after reviewing the tender candidates.
Upgrading communication infrastructures from Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw & Mandalay, integration of National Gateways and ISP, constructing communication infrastructures for Thilawa Special Economic Zone would be executed and project timeline will be last for 2 years.
U Khin Maung Tun, Managing Director of Myanma Posts and Telecommunications and Mr Koichi Yamaguchi, Managing Executive Officer Sojitz Corporation are signing contract