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Telcoms Firm Ooredoo Offers Burma $60m in Development Assistance

21 August 2013

Ooredoo, the Qatar-based firm that won one of two mobile licenses to dramatically expand Burma’s telecommunications network, has pledged to spend $60 million on social development projects in the country over the next decade, Mizzima reports. Ross Cormack, the company’s senior representative in Burma, was quoted as saying that in addition to providing health care initiatives, and education and vocational training to Burmese youth, the company would ensure that 99 percent of its Burma staff would be local hires. Ooredoo would also put money toward aid money for flood victims, and would offer a variety of mobile business services.