Most expensive number auctioned at MMK 7,100,000 (7.1 million)
May 31, 2016, Taungyi - Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor’s”) third special number auction today fetched a total of MMK 548 lakhs (54.8million), from 13 special numbers auctioned.
Telenor announced earlier that all profits above the reserve price of MMK 3 million per number – in this case a total of MMK 158 lakhs (15.8 million) - will be funded to build a new monastic school building and acquire water pump in Dhama Widu Monastic School in Taunggyi, Shan State.
The highest single bid of the day was received for 09777777787, sold for MMK 71 lakhs (7.1million). The auction process was assured by law firm MN Associates. Telenor also announced that it will hold future auctions in other states and divisions, for which dates and times will be announced in the future.
Previous special numbers auction in Yangon and Mandalay have collected total bids of MMK 4,835lakh and MMK 3,579 lakh respectively. From these two events, a total of MMK 3,183 lakh was donated to Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME) programmes, following the Yangon auction, and MMK 2,289 lakh was donated to Myat Lay Yone Monastic School in Kwan Chan Gone Township and in Thin Kha Yine Orphanage in Bago Township, from the Mandalay auction.
About Dhama Widu Monastic School
Dama Widu Monastic School is located on Gon Htoo Street, Yadanar Thiri Ward, Taunggyi. It is home to 250 orphans providing formal education. It was established in 1994 with 24 young monks and later expended to accept underprivileged children from neighborhood and adjacent towns. The school sustains itself from government subsidies and from public donors but is in need of a new building for girls, and water pumps to provide enough water to all students.
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