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Hitachi looks to expand infrastructure business in Myanmar

Hitachi Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi.

NAYPYIDAW -- Hitachi seeks to utilize its proprietary technologies in IT and other areas to help modernize Myanmar's infrastructure beyond just the aging rail lines, the chairman of the Japanese conglomerate told The Nikkei during a visit to the Myanmar capital.

Much of Myanmar's railways date back to the British colonial era and the country has been slow in switching to electric trains. In May of last year, Hitachi won an order from the state-owned rail company to install a signal system around Yangon, the largest city.

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