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Battling Crime with Technology

During March this year, the parliament announced the budget allocation of USD 15.3 Billion for fiscal year, 2017-2018. Ministry of Planning and Finance received the largest amount at 22%, Ministry of Electricity and Energy was allocated 20%, and Ministry of Defence has the third highest at 13%.


By Su Htwe | July 14th, 2017

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Is Myanmar ready for IoT?

When Myanmar opened up to the world after 49 years of military rule, many corporations turned their eye to glance at the local market. As time goes by, it has been realized that the country poses enough challenges to profit corporations in a few years’ time, and not for the present.


By Su Htwe | July 3rd, 2017

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The beginning of smart mobility in Myanmar?

Smart mobility might have been a concept lost in Myanmar previously, but starting from this year, the country has been making massive changes to its public transport system. Yangon is the commercial and probably the most developed city in the country.


By Su Htwe | June 15th, 2017

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Tech-gather, we can find innovative solutions to improve Myanmar’s healthcare quality

WHO recommends a minimum threshold of 2.3 health workers (doctors, nurses, midwives) for 1,000 people to achieve health-related Millennium Development Goals: reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. 


By Su Htwe | May 31st, 2017

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Trash can be collected the smart way: Internet of Bins

In the survey carried out by the Yangon City Development Committee’s Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (YCDC), it was found that by 2015 each person disposed 0.41 kg of garbage on average daily, and the garbage production had been rising continually, from 0.34 kg in 2012. More than 70% of the rubbish was classified as kitchen waste, and the rest as plastic, glass, tin and other materials.


By Su Htwe | May 21st, 2017

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Cyclone Maarutha Struck Myanmar: Technology Made People Prepared

As forecasted by Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, Cyclone Maarutha swept the coast of West Myanmar, Thandwe township at 8.30 pm on 16th April. Maarutha, however, was short-lived and weakened steadily because of the rugged terrain of the region according to NASA. A few houses would need to redo their roofs and one lamp post has to be replaced, but there has been no report of a large-scale destruction in the area where the cyclone made the entry.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

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Smart Grid: the way to tackle the need to electrify Myanmar?

The growth in industrialization as well as economic development as a whole has led to an increasing need for more electricity. Although Myanmar is rich with natural resources such as hydropower, gas and coal that can be used to generate electricity, it has the lowest electrification rate in Southeast Asia. The country also foresees a 15% increase in electricity demand every year.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

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Mobile Money: the way to bring back glitter to the Golden Land Myanmar?

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There are two sectors that are most progressing in Myanmar; they are telecommunications and financial services. The two combined, creates an exciting venture: mobile financial services.


By Su Htwe | May 1st, 2017

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Yangon: reflecting on ICT/IoT developments and potentials in Myanmar

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Being my first time in the country, I didn't know what to expect when I touched down at Yangon International Airport (except I knew that I had to change Burmese kyats at the airport since it was not available at Changi International Airport - tip for those who are making their way to Myanmar.) I wanted to find out more about the interesting, relatively new but robust ICT market in Myanmar, by attending CommuniCast and speaking to some key stakeholders in the telecommunications market about the potential of the enterprise IoT market.


By Dinh Viet Anh Nguyen | May 1st, 2017