The Myanmar Tunnelling and Underground Space Committee of the Myanmar Engineering Society with support of the ITACET Foundation organized a two-day training session on Tunnelling and Deep Excavation for Infrastructure in Urban Area, held May 11-12 2015 at the Myanmar Engineering Society..
The seminar has been attended by more than 245 very active participants predominantly from Yangon and Mandalay, from public and private agencies, such indicating both strong interest and demand for improved use of urban space.
The program main topics were:
- Open Forum on Urban Infrastructures
- Design and Construction Methods for Urban Tunnelling
- Deep Excavations for Underground Structures
- Geotechnical Instrumentation
- Project Examples
Seminar Summary from Dr. Zaw Zaw Aye, Chairman of the training session in Yangon.
"Yangon in 2015 is offered an opportunity to improve and to implement advanced urban infrastructure in public transport (mass transit, highways, railways), individual transport, flood protection, hydro power, green energy, etc.
The World Bank under its new president, Dr.Jim Yong Kim, provides financial support for the implementation of socio economic beneficial urban infrastructure provided, projects follow the banks safeguard principles.
Urban infrastructure needs huge numbers of trained and skilled engineers in a great variety of engineering disciplines.
With Myanmar entering the age of underground infrastructure implementation, MES together with the Myanmar Construction Industry has shown readiness to further support similar capacity building endeavours."
Zaw Zaw Aye is an Executive Vice President and the Director of the Board of SEAFCO Public Company Limited Thailand, and Vice President of the Thailand Underground and Tunnelling Group of the Engineering Institute of Thailand.