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Empowering the Future: World-ranked Badminton Player Phone Pyae Naing joins forces with uab bank and MAI to nurture and inspire young Players

Yangon, 27th May 2023 – Embarking on a journey that aims to provide the support for the future of badminton, renowned National Badminton player Phone Pyae Naing teams up with uab bank and Myanmar Airways International (MAI) to mould and pave the way for the young players in the industry. A momentous occasion took place on the 27th of May 2023 as the signing ceremony between the three entities to mark the beginning of a collaboration.

Since bursting onto the badminton scene in 2013 as National player, Phone Pyae Naing has continuously honed his skills and climbed the ranks, currently holding an impressive world ranking of 200. His remarkable performances have earned him the recognition as one of the most promising young athletes in the country.

Phone Pyae Naing’s ambitions extend far beyond personal success to provide aspiring youth with access to international-standard facilities, fostering an environment where they can grow and excel.

“I have always wanted to achieve greatness within myself and others. And to accomplish that I have always been seeking out ways to provide myself and the youth with every best possible resource we need to succeed,” says Phone Pyae Naing. “By striving to be become the best version of myself, being an inspirational cultural architect and providing a proper training/developmental environment, I believe that together we can elevate Myanmar badminton at international level and improve the community and industry as a whole and empower the next wave of talented players. With the invaluable support of uab bank and MAI, I am confident that together we can create a lasting impact including a huge support for my 2024 Olympic Dream and the several upcoming Olympic dreams of the next generations’.”

Recognising the immense potential of him, uab bank and MAI proudly stand together in the support of him. The collaboration between the like-minded entities, all driven by the common vision and mission of leading change empowering the youth and ensuring more opportunities for them.

uab bank, renowned for its commitment to leading change and humanising banking, recognises the immense potential in empowering the youth. Christopher Loh; MD and CEO of uab bank, mentioned “We are pleased to partner MAI in supporting Phone Pyae Naing in his pursuit of excellence and his dedication to empowering the future generation of athletes. Together, we believe we can spur aspiring young athletes to dream big and achieve greatness!”

“This partnership signifies MAI’s support towards developing sports and youth affairs in Myanmar. We share the same significance which we are proud: the athletes and MAI are the nation’s flagbearers across the region and beyond despite the adversities and challenges faced. We look forward to a beneficial relationship that empowers and unites all parties working on this partnership.” said by Mr. Tanes Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer of Myanmar Airways International.

The Partnership will serve as a powerful start of the transformative journey that lies ahead and the incredible possibilities that can be achieved through unity, passion and shared goals.