BA Myanmar launched on 1st November

BA Myanmar launched on 1st November

BA Myanmar Fact Sheet- Myanmar

From Minister of Information, U Ye Htut

“Beyond Access has been working in Myanmar since early 2013.  We are working closely with the group since then.  This Beyond Access Myanmar project is a perfect example of Private-Public Partnership.  By doing so, our public libraries are able to give new library services with public access technology and internet.  We will be supporting this project fully for our community development.”

From Dy Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology,  U Thaung Tin

“Let me mention some of the unique and salient characteristics of Beyond Access Myanmar that make it a role model for e-government activities to be followed.

  1. 1. It is not a government funded project. It is Public Private Partnership that has to be the major biz model at present and in future.  We always assume that the government is the sole responsible for public services. In fact, it should be a collaborative effort and contribution of all stake holders. This project clearly shows the successful implementation of PPP model.
  2. This project utilizes all three critical components of nation building block. Utilize Technology (internet) with modern process (digital contents) for the benefit of people.”

From Dr. Thant Thaw Kaung, Executive Director of MBAPF

“We are very much optimistic that we can achieve these goals within one year.  This is because first of all there is very high interest in community participation on our project.  For example, we introduced a competitive application process to participate in our project.  (207) applicants applied for (55) participating libraries.   Secondly, we are optimistic because there is growing interest of the government and civil societies to make sure everyone in our community has access to information.  “

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