Published on Sunday, 30 June 2013 19:09
Myanmar's MES has signed an agreement yesterday with Malaysia's MREPC for cooperation in construction of earthquake-proof buildings in the country.
According to the MoU, Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) will work together with Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) for technical cooperation in seismic buildings.
"This program will provide technical cooperation for seismic buildings to be built in the future. We will cooperate in technology only. It will be more useful for us for such building techniques. There will be occasions when we go there (Malaysia) to provide technical trainings and when they come here (Myanmar) to provide such trainings in the future," said Kyaw San Win, the vice-chairman for MES.
Another official from MES also said, "Especially we will do knowledge sharing on construction of buildings and bridges using rubber blocks to be earthquake-proof. The use of rubber bearings for each building to be built quake-proof in the future will come as a result. This program is not inter-governmental,"
Myanmar is also working with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) to do earthquake risk assessment in three cities namely Bago, Taungoo and Sagaing cities which has a population 412,730, 231,460 and 291,230 respectively. The programme was launched in Nay Pyi Taw in December 2012, according to the ministry of social welfare, relief and resettlement.
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