Myanmar-Russia "Aquarius Day" forum kicks off

According to the Minis­try of Investment and Foreign Economic Rela­tions, an "Aquarius Day" forum jointly held by Myanmar and Russia kicked off at MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.


The forum aims to enhance Myanmar-Russia's digital trans­formations, digital economy, e-government system, cooper­ation in the cybersecurity and information sector, and under­standing of Aquarius IT Com­pany's products.


Speaking at the forum's opening ceremony, State Ad­ministration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister General Mya Tun Oo said that Myanmar and Russia currently cooperate in various sectors and bolster information and communication technolo­gy. The country will also try to support the digitalization and development of the e-govern­ment system. The Ministry of Transport and Communications drafted the Myanmar E-Gov­ernance Master Plan 2030. Moreover, Myanmar is moving towards digital government, and the forum will bring a lot of ben­efits to support the country's digitalization programmes.


Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw discussed local and regional cooperation for e-government system development and activ­ities to increase investments in Myanmar's technological sector. At the same time, the Russian Ambassador to Myanmar, Mr Iskander Azizov, talked about the enhancement of bilateral friendships, technical coopera­tion, and technology exchang­es with Russian IT companies including Aquarius to support Myanmar's digitalization and e-government system. Chair­man of Aquarius IT Company, Mr Vladimir Stepanov, clari­fied accessible and sustainable Russia-Myanmar international technological cooperation.


At the forum, the officials of Aquarius Company, Astra Group of Company and RSC Progress Company, affiliated departments of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Russian IT companies dis­cussed digitalization, server and data storage, wireless commu­nication systems, ecosystem solutions and RSC "progress" and other IT related matters.


The forum was attended by SAC Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications General Mya Tun Oo, Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Defence Admiral Tin Aung San, SAC Member Lt-Gen Nyo Saw, Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Planning and Finance U Win Shein, oth­er relevant ministers, deputy ministers, the Russian Ambas­sador to Myanmar, IT experts and invitees. — ASH/KTZH