JICA provides initial $40 million for realization of MACS


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has provided an initial $40 million, together with technical assistance, for application of a Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS).

“We’ve provided technical assistance for application of this online system and for the drawing up of the system. We’ll also provide trainings related to usage of the system. Application of the system will initially be rolled out in the Yangon area. If it proves successful, the system will be expanded to the country’s boarder points and shipping ports.” said Shuhei Ueno, chief advisor of JICA.

The MACCS allows for the online application of the importation and transportation of goods into Myanmar.

The Internal Revenue Department has made it known the system will enable the Ministry of Commerce, together with other relevant departments, to apply for required proof online.

“Trainings are currently being given to those who will be utilizing the system once it’s up and running. The MACCS system will roll out firstly in Yangon this November after trainings have been completed.

After this, the whole country will need to use the system. Japan is the principal financial backer of the system.” said U Maung Maung Htway Shwe, deputy director general of the Department of MACCS which falls under the Internal Revenue Department.

Training on the aforementioned system is being given to eight hundred people from the beginning of this month, while the system will start to be used by shipping ports, airports and banks, together with the Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The online application system will provide a round-the-clock 24 hour service, it is known. — Myitmakha News Agency

Source: Myitmakha News Agency

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