Norwegian telecom firm Telenor has officially opened the company’s headquarters in Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon, the firm said.
Telenor Myanmar, one of the winners of last year’s telecom tender, said when fully-operational, the 13-storey “Telenor House” will accommodate around 600 employees.
The 80,000-square feet facility, which is located at No.40, No (1) Industrial Road, Yangon, will become fully operational next month, Telenor said.
“We expect the next few years to be especially dynamic and fast-moving, and having a headquarters from which we can drive strategies and grow our team puts us in a strong position to achieve a successful network roll-out and launch of products and services,” Sigve Brekke, chairman, Telenor Myanmar and head of Telenor in Asia.
He said the move underscores the firm’s “commitment to be a long-term investor to Myanmar and contribute to its economic development.”
Telenor Myanmar’s headquarters in Yangon will house the Telenor Myanmar Academy, a centre for professional development programs for the firm’s employees.
The telecoms company said the headquarters will adopt open-space design principles and recreational areas to “promote cross-functional communication and collaboration.” The ground floor of the building will feature a Telenor retail shop for walk-in customers requiring information on Telenor’s products and services, it added.
Telenor Myanmar chief executive officer Petter Furberg, said the headquarters will be at the heart of the firm’s business development and operations in the country.
“In addition to serving as the main base for our employees throughout Myanmar, Telenor House will provide an inspiring working and learning environment that fosters collaboration among employees,” he said.
Telenor Myanmar plans to recruit 1,000 employees by the end of 2014, including employees who will be working in regional offices and on-the-ground at local sites and facilities as the company prepares for a network roll-out.