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1 Information Technology: Propelling Economic Growth By U Thein Oo Patron, Myanmar Computer Federation Chairman, Myanmar ICT Development Cooperation Chairman, Steering Committee for Yangon & Mandalay Computer Universities (CoE)

2 MESSAGE 1 It is widely accepted (also in Myanmar) that ICT is at the centre of an economic and social transformation. Advances in ICTs have dramatically changed the World economy over the last few decades. The fact that ICT can propelled economic development is proven. The intrinsic value of ICT lies not in its ease for communications and information but rather as an enabler for growth and development. ICT is considered as a powerful tool for economic growth and poverty eradication.

3 IDI and GNI Per Capital ICT Development is a major factor for well being Source : ITU

4 ICT Sector contribution to GDP ICT has significant impact to socio economic performance of the country This trend also has positive impact to the economic growth ICT sector contribution to GDP in Korea was 17.2% in 2007 ICT Sector contribution to GDP, 2005

5 MESSAGE 2 Myanmar had plan but no implementation Myanmar leaders, business communities and even general public recognize that ICT is a key enabler for socio- economic development. There are efforts in preparing ICT development plans. – Master plan – Master plan and Action plan – Follow up plan But there is still not much concrete implementation efforts for ICT development.

6 Framework: ICT for Development ICT Industry Development Human Capital Technology & Telecommunication Infrastructure Organization Legal Infrastructure Financial Capital Human Capital Technology & Telecommunication Infrastructure Organization Legal Infrastructure Financial Capital Capital Access Literacy Use Access Literacy Use ICT Index Good Governance Clean Government Transparency Fair Competition Inclusiveness Good Governance Clean Government Transparency Fair Competition Inclusiveness Fundamentals Agriculture Trade Manufacturing Transportation Service Health Education Agriculture Trade Manufacturing Transportation Service Health Education Sector Development Economic Development Food Clothing Shelter Transportation Social Development Education Health Entertainment (Leisure) Political Development Participation Economic Development Food Clothing Shelter Transportation Social Development Education Health Entertainment (Leisure) Political Development Participation Impact (Values) Millennium Development Goals Access to Knowledge Access to Market Access to Technology Better Communication Reduce Cost Improve Productivity Gain Competitive Advantage 1.Eliminate Poverty and Hunger 2.Ensure primary education for all 3.Promote gender equality 4.Reduce juvenile mortality 5.Better maternal care 6.Combat diseases 7.Ensure sustainable environment 8.Build global partnership for development

7 Vision: ICT Master Plan

8 Focused Areas

9 Action Plan

10 Action Plan (continued)

11 MESSAGE 3 Just developing and talking about vision, mission and reform and not putting concrete efforts leave Myanmar at the bottom of IDI ranking and consequently economic development.

12 IDI Index 2010 and 2011 EconomyRank 2011Rank 2010IDI 2011IDI 2010 Korea Singapore Brunei Darussalam Malaysia Viet Nam Thailand Philippines Indonesia Lao P.D.R Cambodia Myanmar Source : ITU

13 IDI Access Sub-Index 2010 and 2011 Economy Rank 2011 IDI 2011Rank 2010IDI 2010 Hong Kong Singapore Brunei Darussalam Malaysia Viet Nam Thailand Philippines Indonesia Cambodia Lao P.D.R Myanmar Eritrea Source : ITU Myanmar teledensity will reach 50% by end of 2015 (MOST). It is a challenging job. If fulfilled, Myanmars ranking may go up.

14 ICT Access Key Indicator in Myanmar Source : MOST

15 ICT Skill Sub-Index 2010 and 2011 EconomyRank 2011IDI 2011 Rank IDI 2010 Korea (Rep.) Thailand Singapore Brunei Darussalam Philippines Malaysia Indonesia Viet Nam Myanmar Cambodia Lao PDR Niger Source : ITU Myanmars ICT Skill Index is not so bad. We may be able to improve considerably if we give priority to e-Education and ICT HRD. Skill may be deciding factor in the future.

16 ICT Use Sub-Index 2010 and 2011 Economy Rank 2011 IDI 2011 Rank 2010 IDI 2010 Luxembourg Singapore Brunei Darussalam Malaysia Viet Nam Thailand Philippines Indonesia Lao P.D.R Cambodia Myanmar We may still need to increase awareness that ICT is key for development and systematic efforts are needed. Source : ITU

17 IMF Estimates: 2011 ASEAN GDP (nominal) CountryGDP (USD Millions) GDP (PPP) (USD Millions) 1Indonesia845,6801,124,000 2Thailand345,649616,783 3Malaysia278,680447,279 4Singapore259,849314,911 5Philippines213,129390,408 6Vietnam122,722299,985 7Myanmar51,92582,679 8Brunei15,33320,969 9Cambodia12,86133,463 10Laos7,89117,433 Source : IMF

18 IMF Estimates: 2011 ASEAN GDP (per capital) CountryGDP per capital (USD) 1Singapore60,500 2Brunei50,000 3Malaysia15,800 4Thailand9,500 5Indonesia4,700 6Philippines4,100 7Vietnam3,400 8Laos2,700 9Cambodia2,200 10Myanmar1,300 Source : IMF

19 MESSAGE 4 Myanmar is really changing ICT Developmentin Myanmar is at the early stage There are many opportunities for cooperation with countries like United States

20 Opportunities in Myanmar Myanmar Attractiveness Strategically Located between China, India & ASEAN Significant Market of 60 Million People Young and Dynamic Work Force Untouched Natural Environment and Historical Significance for Tourism Agricultural Fertile Lands Natural Resources Changes in Strategic Elements New Democratic Government Dedicated, Open Minded and People Oriented Head of State & Influential Public Leaders working together Significant Improvements in Rule of Law and National Reconciliation Significant Improvement s in International Legitimacy

21 Cooperation for mutual benefits Myanmar Problems & Weakness Weak Infrastructure ICT HRD quality Awareness Cyber Law Technological know-how Job Creation Entering international Market Financial resources Investors Advantage Technical assistance Technical Transfer Financial Assistant Consultation Outsourcing Investment Outsource Human Resource Link to ASEAN Globalization Technology Transfer Know-How and Experiences ICT use Job Creation High Income Growth in ICT industry Increase Competitiveness of Myanmar Advantages Cost Saving Extension of Working Hours Overcome Manpower shortage Investment Opportunities New Market

22 Involvement in ICT HRD in Myanmar? Assistance in HRD Projects Establishment of IT educational Institutes Internship programs Technical transfer Productivity Quality Products Good Service Necessary Outcome Manufacturing Trade Manufacturing Trade Finance & Service Life Stock & Fisheries Forestry Mining Oil/GAS Mining Oil/GAS Agriculture Potential Sectors Capital Investment Electricity Telecom Infra Telecom Infra Logistic HRD Legal Framework Legal Framework Enabling Environment Inclusive Social Economic Development & Poverty Reduction Inclusiveness Fair Competition Transparency Clean Governance Good Governance Human Rights Basic Elements

23 Investment in ICT Infrastructure development? Assistance in Infrastructure Building Any Companies should find opportunities to invest in Infrastructure Projects. Technological assistance and transfer. Productivity Quality Products Good Service Necessary Outcome Manufacturing Trade Manufacturing Trade Finance & Service Life Stock & Fisheries Forestry Mining Oil/GAS Mining Oil/GAS Agriculture Potential Sectors Capital Investment Electricity Telecom Infra Telecom Infra Logistic HRD Legal Framework Legal Framework Enabling Environment Inclusive Social Economic Development & Poverty Reduction Inclusiveness Fair Competition Transparency Clean Governance Good Governance Human Rights Basic Elements

24 Capital Investment in ICT Sector? Direct Investment Creation of Investment Funds for Investment in ICT sector in Myanmar Form JV with Myanmar Company Productivity Quality Products Good Service Necessary Outcome Manufacturing Trade Manufacturing Trade Finance & Service Life Stock & Fisheries Forestry Mining Oil/GAS Mining Oil/GAS Agriculture Potential Sectors Capital Investment Electricity Telecom Infra Telecom Infra Logistic HRD Legal Framework Legal Framework Enabling Environment Inclusive Social Economic Development & Poverty Reduction Inclusiveness Fair Competition Transparency Clean Governance Good Governance Human Rights Basic Elements

25 Involvement in development of economic sectors? Find opportunities in interested Sectors and conduct feasibility studies quickly Find good business partners and build good relationship in interested Sectors quickly Productivity Quality Products Good Service Necessary Outcome Manufacturing Trade Manufacturing Trade Finance & Service Life Stock & Fisheries Forestry Mining Oil/GAS Mining Oil/GAS Agriculture Potential Sectors Capital Investment Electricity Telecom Infra Telecom Infra Logistic HRD Legal Framework Legal Framework Enabling Environment Inclusive Social Economic Development & Poverty Reduction Inclusiveness Fair Competition Transparency Clean Governance Good Governance Human Rights Basic Elements

26 Conclusion We need to recognize that ICT4D is a program aimed at bridging the digital-divide and bolstering economic development by ensuring equal access to up-to-date Information and Communication Technologies. Myanmar is really changing and reversal is impossible Development in Myanmar presents enormous Investment Opportunities in IT Sector. However, Investment will only be fruitful only with assistance and technology transfer contributing to capacity building. Government commitment and involvement in ICT4D is very important at the initial stage where private sector cooperation is insufficient. There must be cooperation and coordination between the two governments. Helping Myanmar in development will be mutually beneficial to America. We can become political, social and economic partners.

27 Thank You!


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