Environmental and Social Management Framework on World Bank-MCIT project
The development objectives of the proposed Telecommunication Sector Reform Project (the Project) are to: (i) improve the enabling environment for the telecommunications sector and extend coverage in selected remote pilot locations; and (ii) establish priority eGovernment technological foundations and institutional capacity for Government to embark on its public sector reform program.
The Project takes an integrated approach to the development of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector in Myanmar. It has three substantive and interrelated components. Creating the enabling policy, regulatory and legal environment will facilitate the establishment of a competitive telecommunications market and expansion of good quality and affordable communications in Myanmar while institutional reform of the government owned incumbent, Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) will enable separation of the policy and operational functions of Government in the sector, facilitating the establishment of a level playing field in the sector. The development of a Universal Service Strategy and implementation of telecommunication and internet services pilots will ensure the expansion of services to extremely remote communities. Finally, the establishment of key priority eGovernment foundations will allow for common technical horizontals/shared services that government agencies will have access to in order to facilitate the use of ICT for governance reforms and public sector modernization.