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


Myanmar November 6,2013 : After successfully organizing 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. CCI Newswire