Local conglomerate Shwe Taung Group together with NEC Asia Pacific announced that the firms will provide network and security infrastructure for the Myanmar International Convention Centre in the country’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.
Through the deal, NEC Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of Japanese IT and network technologies company NEC Corp, will be the main information and communications technology (ICT) provider for the centre.
“We are excited to partner with the Shwe Taung Group as the main information and communications technology provider in implementing state-of-the-art technology and security infrastructure for the Myanmar International Convention Centre to ensure the safety of its guests,” Tan Boon Chin, managing director, Regional Competency Centre for Public Safety, NEC Asia Pacific, said.
“We see a great deal of potential for growth and development and are committed to contribute our expertise in providing IT infrastructure to government offices and the private sector, to meet the technology demands of the country,” he said.
The Myanmar International Convention Centre is a newly completed 60,000 square meter convention and exhibition centre that recently held the ASEAN Summit 2014, which Myanmar hosted for the first time.
NEC Asia Pacific developed the ICT infrastructure for the convention centre, consisting of network and security infrastructure, integrated voice, data and video services, and a master clock system for the government.
NEC’s integrated security and safety system consists of access control system solutions utilising contactless smartcard technology, as well as surveillance systems consisting of intelligent video camera solutions.
The master clock system enables time synchronisation of all devices within the centre’s ICT infrastructure. NEC will provide maintenance and support for these critical services, including helpdesk and event support, it said.
Training for using the systems will be provided to Nay Pyi Taw City Development Council staff and the local team in charge of maintenance in both English and Myanmar language.
NEC has a strong presence in Myanmar, with over 35 years of experience working in the country.