November 15, 2019
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China, Myanmar agree on enhancing technological exchange, cooperation

China and Myanmar agreed to enhance technological exchange and cooperation between the two countries on August 9.

Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang and his Myanmar counterpart Dr. Ko Ko Oo signed minutes on enhancing technological exchange and cooperation.

Wan said in September last year, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched a science and technological cooperation partnership plan. Having scored rapid development in the science and technological sector, China is willing to share the achievement with ASEAN countries including Myanmar.

He hopes that China's achievement in the field could benefit peoples of China and Myanmar.

He expressed China's wishes to enhance cooperation with Myanmar through establishment of joint laboratory and remote sensing satellite data sharing and service platform, inviting talented young Myanmar scientists to undergo short-term research and training in China and the establishment of China-ASEAN technology transfer center.

At the meeting, Ko Ko Oo thanked China for the assistance provided to Myanmar in the technological field, saying that the assistance contributes not only to the raising of the level of Myanmar's technology and the socio-economic development but also to the enhancement of friendship between scientists and peoples of the two countries.
Following the meeting, the China Center for Resources Satellite Data Application  (CRESDA) and Mandalay Technological University (MTU) under respective ministries also signed a letter of intent on MTU's use of the data from the CBS-03 satellite in Myanmar.

Under the letter of intent, CRESDA will provide a set of Client Terminal hardware with software for MTU to access, download, use and distribute data from CBERS-03 satellite.

The two parties also agreed to carry out demonstration application projects in such fields as coastal zone management, water resources management, land use or land cover mapping, change detection analysis and agricultural management.

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