CMT to Host Strategic Summit on Myanmar’s Construction Developments & Opportunities on 2-3 Dec in Yangon

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CMT’s Myanmar Construction Summit 2013 will be held in PARKROYAL Yangon on 2-3 December, 2013. With an Opening Address by His Excellency U Kyaw Lwin, Union Minister of Construction, the event will examine the rapid development in the construction business in this country, marked by the rollout of mega infrastructure projects, real estate revival in downtown Yangon, and the adoption of new technology with a right mix of local and international practices.

Myanmar Construction Summit 2013

The summit focuses on critical concerns ranging from 'putting together a successful construction project’ to opportunities and obstacles in construction project planning and rollouts.

After successfully organising a series of conferences in Myanmar, Centre for Management Technology (CMT) announces the first Myanmar Construction Summit in Yangon on 2-3 December, 2013. The summit focuses on critical concerns ranging from 'putting together a successful construction project’ to opportunities and obstacles in construction project planning and rollouts. Industry and local authorities will analyse the vital issues and share experiences in managing construction projects in Yangon. This summit will bring together government agencies, land owners, developers and professionals, who are key players to a better and robust construction industry in Myanmar.

The summit will be inaugurated by His Excellency U Kyaw Lwin, Union Minister of Construction, who will preside and address the December gathering with a Keynote Speech.

Unveiling the Yangon Regional Development plan in a session titled ‘Urban Planning & Development Initiative for the Greater Yangon’ is Suzuki Masahiko, Urban Development Advisor, YCDC; Senior Advisor, Urban Planning, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He will discuss the four pillars of development vision for Yangon: International HUB City, Comfortable City, Well-Managed Infrastructure City and City of Good-Governance. In addition, relevant divisions within the Ministry of Construction will also shed light on new directions and regulations in the construction sector of Myanmar via sessions on:

  •     Roadmap on Construction Projects of Roads, Bridges & Highways: Connecting Major Cities & Towns & Improving Accessibility in Myanmar – Senior Official, Public Works Department, Ministry of Construction
  •     Public & Private Low-Cost Housing Construction Projects Timeline in the next 12-24 months in Myanmar: New Build & Upgrading/Refurbishing Works – Senior Official, Dept. of Human Settlement & Housing Development (DHSHD), Ministry of Construction

Also, elaborating on Yangon’s real estate developments is Nyan Min Htut (Zarni), Managing Director of Green Vision Construction Company, who will share a Construction Management's Perspective on ‘Practical Challenges & Opportunities in Yangon Real Estate & Commercial Developments’. Touching on the challenges of quality control in construction is a discussion on ‘The New Myanmar National Building Code and Guidelines for High Rise Building Construction Projects’ by U. Than Myint, Chairman, Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP).

The audience will also gain some practical tips on the operations of the construction business via a Panel Discussion on ‘Experience in Managing Construction Project: Implementation & Operational Challenges’ by senior level executives of four different construction companies – Nyan Min Htut (Zarni), Managing Director, Green Vision Construction Company; Siddhartha Roy, Project Manager from Parami Energy Group of Companies; Christopher Thurane Aung, New Business Development Director of Dagon Group of Companies and Jean-Jacques Largent, General Manager, BYMA.

Other key sessions at the Myanmar Construction Summit 2013 include:

  •     Building Basics: Legal Considerations for Construction Businesses in Myanmar – Cheah Swee Gim, Director and Foreign Consulting Attorney, Kelvin Chia Yangon
  •     Key Considerations for Effective Cost Management (Applicable for Myanmar) and to Avoid Overruns in Construction Projects – Yen Kooi Ang, Director, Langdon & Seah (Thailand)
  •     Bird’s Eye View of the Current Myanmar’s Engineering & Construction Scene – Siddhartha Roy, Project Manager, Parami Energy Group of Companies
  •     Project & Materials Management for the Rollout of the Low Cost Housing Construction Project – Christopher Thurane Aung, New Business Development Director, Dagon Group of Companies

View the complete programme agenda>>>

The event is a key platform for making inroads into the construction market in Myanmar as it will be attended by Officials from Ministry of Construction, YCDC, MCDC, key personnel from Construction Companies, Facility Management Companies as well as Building & Civil Engineers, M&E Consultants/Engineers, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Building Construction Equipment/Materials Suppliers, Interior Designers/Contractors, Landscape Designers/Contractors, Financial Services and Property & Real Estate Developers.

Check the official website for more details or contact Ms. Hafizah at +65 6346 9218.

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