Myanmar Times | The Ministry of Transport and Communications will draft the Myanmar e-Governance Master Plan (2021-2025) to guide the online transition of major public and administrative functions.
This will be an updated version of the first Myanmar e-governance plan which was drafted for the period between 2016 and 2020.
The Myanmar National Portal, which was included in the first master plan, was launched in 2018 as a mobile application connecting websites of government departments. Servers and web-hosting services were also set up at data centers and provided 24-7 by the ministry at affordable prices.
Under the new plan, these services will be upgraded to the cloud this year and the ministry will also set up an e-government integrated data center, said U Thantzin Maung, Minister of Transport and Communications.
The initial master plan included setting up a national government portal and management systems for citizen ID, civil service and human resources. The new plan will include e-systems for passenger reservations, multimodal transport, census data management, e-payments, cyber crime, criminal tracking, aid management, income tax management and consumer protection.
The Myanmar government over the past few years has also moved key administrative functions such as company registrations, tax filing and trade licensing online. Within the next few months, renewals and fee payments for some permits as well as marketing and promotions for local trade and tourism will be conducted online.
Payments to vulnerable households under the government’s COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan were also distributed through mobile platforms, while social security payments, loans for farmers, emergency funds for garment workers and financial relief for street vendors were disbursed digitally. – Translated