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The 27th SEA Games to Start December 2013 in Myanmar

Posted on 30 June 2012 by Rob

Yangon, Myanmar: The 27th SEA games which will be held in Myanmar and it will lasts for 10 days in December 2013.  According to Weekly Eleven News Journal in Myanmar,  the SEA games dates will be from 11th to 21st of December 2013. Weekly Eleven News Journal also reported that 27th SEA games will be celebrated in 4 different places of Myanmar, namely Nay Pyi Taw, which is the newly formed capital city of Myanmar, Yangon, Mandalay and Ngwe Saung Beach. It is also known that the places to be celebrated will be confirmed in SEA game Committee meeting, which is expected to be held in the first week of June 2012, at Nay Pyi Taw.  Weekly Eleven News Journal reported that specific dates for the each tournament, place and type of sports will also be made known in that meeting.

Za Byu Thi Ri football stadium together with sporting theatre is now being constructed in Nay Pyi Taw for the upcoming SEA games.  Zay Yar Thi Ri football stadium is also one of the construction projects for the SEA games and it is reported that about 70 percent of football stadiums and sporting theatres construction project has finished in Nay Pyi Taw. Moreover, one international standard football stadium is now being constructed in Mandalay and Weekly Eleven News Journal reported that football stadium and sporting theatre inMandalaywill be finished in December this year.

It is planned to hold tournaments for 32 sports for the 27th SEA games and national football tournament will be held in Nay Pyi Taw andMandalay.  Six types of sports including women football tournament and FUSAL football tournament will be held inYangon.  Some sources said SEA games competition committee is considering some of the national football tournaments to be held inYangonalso.  Yachting tournament will take place inNgweSaungBeachwhich is a five hours drive fromYangon.

Weekly Eleven News Journal reported that opening ceremony will be celebrated on December 11th and both opening ceremony and closing ceremonies will be held in Za Byu Thi Ri football stadium, located in Nay Pyi Taw.  It is known that the committee will try its best for Myanmarto be in top three of international standings in upcoming sea games.  One of the committee members told that they will not grant citizenship to the foreign athletes to get a better position in 27th SEA game.

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Quality Telecommunication System for the 27th Sea Games, Myanmar

Posted on 18 March 2012 by Myanmar Guardian

Yangon, Myanmar: Before hosting and celebrating the 27th Sea Game in 2013, the Myanmar government will upgrade current telecommunication system to fit the needs and to be with the same standard as the ASEAN countries, told by U Thein Htun, minister of Ministry of Post and Telecommunication on February 28th. National workshop on ICT for Inclusive Socio-Economic Development and Poverty Reduction was held on February 27th and 28th in Myanmar Convention Centre; Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital of Myanmar.

The above statement was declared by the minister of Ministry of Post and telecommunication on the closing ceremony of ICT workshop. “The main problem we are currently facing is the needs of infrastructures.  We need to build more basic buildings, but if we get more participation from private sectors, IT sectors, and other sectors, we can reach our goal in near future.” told by U Thein Htun, the minister.

During the 27th Sea Games, to update news, scores from international sports journalists and media, Myanmar is currently in demand of high speed internet connection such as Wimax, Wifi etc. Plus, much more reliable mobile telecommunication network and infrastructure are also needed for the athletes who will participate in the Sea Games. Because of the athletes and representatives from various countries, International Roaming System is also needed for the current telecommunication system.

Second Vice President, Dr. Sai Mauk Kham, also a chairman of 27th Sea Game preparation committee discussed in third preparation meeting that training grounds and “Sports Village”, where hostels and lodging houses will be located, need fast internet connections.  He discussed about how the committee should implement the infrastructure for high speed internet connection in training grounds and Sports Village. He also asked the officials to make sure all the athletes and media to be able to use the convenient telecommunication system, such as Internet, Email and mobile networks in 27th Sea Games.

With regards to “30 million mobile phones” project set by ruling government, 4 million mobile phone SIM card will roll out in this month as the first year project plan. There are some rumors spreading that ruling government will sell new mobile SIM cards with lower price, about 300,000 Kyats (about 365 US dollars), which was previously sold with 500,000 Kyats (about 610 US dollars).

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