A Data Centre will be set up with the help of the Australian government at the headquarters of the Ministry of Immigration and Population (MoIP) in order to exchange security related information with other countries and international security institutions, including security blacklists, according to a senior official from the ministry.
The new data centre equipped with modern communication and processing systems and large storage servers will enhance the exchange of security-related and other confidential information and enable timely updates on data regarding blacklisted individuals, which will enhance the overall security procedures.
“We will connect with other countries and receive all the necessary information. We will also be notified about blacklisted foreigners in advance so we can put up security measures to prevent unnecessary risks,” said U Maung Maung Than, director general of the Immigration and National Registration Department under the MoIP.
The data centre will be housed in the Immigration headquarters in Naypyitaw where it will exchange information with other countries, he added.
Australian officials signed an agreement with Immigration Minister U Khin Yi in late 2014 to formalise their support for the data centre while Australia has also promised support to install fake passport detection machines in the international airports in Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.