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