Telenor's fourth special numbers auction fetched MMK 123.8 million

. Most expensive number sold at MMK 15 million
.MMK 37.8 million profits raised to fund Happy Haven Humanitarian Project (HHHP)

January 23, 2017, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited’s (“Telenor”) fourth public special numbers auction held on 19 January raised a total of MMK 123.8 million, from 24 special numbers auctioned.

Telenor announced earlier that all profits above the reserve price of MMK 5 million for seven & eight repeated special numbers, and MMK 3 million for the rest special numbers will be donated to Happy Haven Humanitarian Project (HHHP) in North Dagon, Yangon. The fourth auction thus generated MMK 37.8 million profits and it will be channeled to HHHP.

The highest single bid of the day was received for 09767777777, sold for MMK 15 million. The auction process was assured by law firm MN Associates. Telenor also announced that it will hold future auctions in other states and regions, for which dates and times will be announced in the future.

“Telenor always feels proud to contribute together with our customers to the communities where it is needed. Our vision is “we are here to help our customers” to improve their lives by the power of digital communication. We have witnessed today that, our customers who love special numbers are also inspired to support underprivileged children,” said Joslin E Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer at Telenor Myanmar.

Previous special numbers auction in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi raised a total of MMK 562 million profits. Profits from Yangon auction were donated to Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME). Profits from the second auction held in Mandalay went to Myat Lay Yone Monastic School in Kwan Chan Gone Township, YangonRegion, and Thin Kha Yine Orphanage in Bago Township, Bago Region. DhamaWidu Monastic School in Taunggyi, Shan State received the profits raised at the third auction.

As part of its Corporate Responsibility initiatives Telenor holds special Numbers Auctions to act as a platform to generate donations for various social organizations, including orphanages and monastic schools. Other Corporate Responsibility initiatives include Telenor’s Light Houses for promoting digital literacy; Safe Internet for All outreach to help people use Internet in a safer and more responsible way; Myanmar Mobile Education Project providing non-formal education to underprivileged children; mHealth for maternal and child health information app; and humanitarian relief support for disaster-affected communities.

Telenor Myanmar today serves close to 19 million customers through Myanmar’s largest and fastest growing data network with more than 7,200 towers nationwide.

Happy Haven Humanitarian Project (HHHP)

The project aims to provide HIV positive orphans with parental love and care in a familiar environment. The project takes care the children from one and half year to 12 years old age living with HIV positive with both parents deceased, with one or both parents still living but in no position to provide necessary care and attention.Special consideration is also given to non-orphan HIV positive children on a case by case basis. The project now has 117children.

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