(The Hosting News) – There’s a first for everything, right? Well, according to a report from ElevenMyanmar.com, the elusive country of Myanmar is set to receive its first-ever data center within a year.
The news was confirmed by officials in the country.
“Although the construction work for the center is yet to be started, the plan will be put into action sooner. It will be built in “Phase 1” compound of the park at an estimated cost of US$10 to 15,” commented MICTDC official Khun Oo in Eleven’s report.
Meanwhile, a story from ZDNet noted the project was made available by Japan-based provider Hitachi – a company whose services include IT, electronics and power systems.
Myanmar, sometimes known as Burma, has sought in recent years to improve its tech stance. A recent Reuters report signaled the country had even set its sights on setting up a stock exchange by 2015.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently met with Myanmar President Thein Sein – something that sought to normalize relations with a country that’s often accused of human rights abuses.