Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin, director of e-Government Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, told The Myanmar Times that the South Korean government has sent a draft agreement on the funding of the project.
“In order to sign a mutual agreement, discussions are being carried out,” she said. After the discussions are completed, the cost of the project will be set.”
The objectives of building the data centre are to upgrade and combine e-government services that are now being conducted separately by each department. This will ultimately lead to better online services.
“For government departments to be able to easily cooperate with one another, e-government plays a really important role,” said Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin.
“And the most basic need to implement development procedures for e-government is ICT infrastructure,” she said.
The data centre will be built in Nay Pyi Taw with tier-3 grade and will also have a backup system. A Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC) will also be established in Thanlyin township. An electricity generator, UPS, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, firefighting and network systems will also be built with N+1 fault tolerance, which is a form of resilience that ensures system availability in the event of component failure. This will ensure that the centre will have a 99.982 percent uptime.
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