Engineers collaborate to overcome challenges at No 1 Steel Mill (Myingyan)

All staff and engineers have to strive to operate the steel mill producing iron and steel wares, not to halt production, said Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than on his inspection tour of all sections at No 1 Steel Mill (Myingyan) yesterday morning.
In a meeting with staff and engineers, the Union minister urged them to collect machines and machine parts to resume operation of the mill if it halts operation for various reasons.
He instructed officials to purchase machines, machinery, and raw materials systematically, according to the working procedures.
He urged officials to supervise efficient spending of the allocated budget on the mill, adding that individuals have to take special care of security measures for staff, machinery, mill, documents, and information.
During the visit, the Union minister inspected the water treatment plant, oxygen plant, direct reduction plant, foundry, industrial maintenance plant, asbestos bricks, machinery and raw materials of the plant. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Region govt develops construction of production road in Twantay

The Yangon Region government has announced the construction of a production road in the Shwemayin area of Twantay Township to facilitate the flow of commodities, according to a report. The road will stretch from Mamyosu through Kin Village, Khayangyi, Khayanwa, Yaytwingon, and Kwinpauk in the Shwemayin area.
On 1 March, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein and regional ministers inspected the progress of the production road. Currently, the construction of an earthern road measuring 2,400 feet in length and 19 feet in width, with a thickness of six inches, from Kwinpauk Village to the creek has been completed. The chief minister and his team also assessed the construction of a parking lot, which is 300 feet long, 100 feet wide, and seven inches thick, situated at the junction of Shwemayin Creek and Kwinpauk Creek.
This road provides the shortest route for transporting goods from Shwemayin along Kwinpauk Creek, saving time and enabling local products to reach the market promptly. The chief minister emphasized the importance of adhering to standards and meeting deadlines for the projects. Additionally, he urged preparations for water management within Kwinpauk Village to prevent flooding during the rainy season, clearance of undergrowth along village streets, and promotion of vegetable cultivation.
Upon completion of the production road, various sectors, including agriculture, fish farming, healthcare, economy, education, and social welfare in the Shwemayin area of Twantay Township, are expected to experience development. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

MoC UM inspects Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge construction

Friendship Bridge (Dala), which will connect downtown Yangon with Dala Township, yesterday.

Firstly, Consultant Engineer Mr Bae explained the project with a PowerPoint presentation to the Union minister and officials at the Yangon end of the bridge.

U Kyaw Kaung Cho, deputy director-general of the Department of Bridges and leader of the project, discussed safety requirements, traffic management strategies, the construction of a 0.5-metre-wide drinking water pipeline, and negotiation plans with the Yangon City Development Committee for a toll plaza on the Dala side.

The Union minister provided the necessary support and observed the completion of the approaching bridge on the Yangon side, ramp bridge, and pier columns.

Additionally, the Union minister visited the Dala bank via boat to inspect the designated area for the toll plaza, approaching bridges, and ongoing projects. Emphasizing the significance of signage and signal lights, he underscored their role in ensuring the safety of boats during the construction phase.

The Friendship Bridge is under construction as per international standards and norms. Given its height of 49 metres clearance to accommodate 15,000-tonne ocean vessels, ramp bridges and approaching bridges are being built to ensure a smooth gradient and safe passage.

Being the tallest bridge in Myanmar, it imposes a maximum speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour on the main and approaching bridges and 30 kph on the ramp bridges for safety.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Construction begins on bran oil, cooking oil production plant

The construction project for the bran oil and cooking oil production plant has started, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).
Under the guidance of MRF, Myanmar Rice Bran Oil Co Ltd (MRBO) held the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction project at MAPCO rice mill complex located in Pyinmana Township, Nay Pyi Taw, on 7 February.
Construction plans of the solvent extraction plant for rice bran oil and cooking oil production were revealed at the ceremony in the presence of the Union ministers for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, for Cooperatives and Rural Development, for Industry and for Commerce and the Nay Pyi Taw Council chairman.
That plant aims to produce 9,000 tonnes of bran crude oil and 6,300 tonnes of edible oil annually. It will become the first-ever refinery for edible oil.
The federation will accelerate bran oil and cooking oil production plans. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

147 construction permits granted in YCDC area in H1 Jan

A total of 57 building permits were issued within the boundaries of the Yangon City Development Committee in the second week of January.
In addition, regarding Building Complete Certificate (BCC) applications, 147 construction permits were issued within two weeks.
The building completion certificate (BCC) has been approved for 41 buildings, and the list of 25 buildings that have applied for building permits from four to 17 rooms has been sent to the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC).
Endorsements have been sent to related departments, such as one letter to the Fire Services Department, 34 letters to the Engineering Department (Water and Sanitation), and 12 to the Urban Land Planning Department to allow building construction.
When applying for building construction permits, it is necessary to include the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) to be communicated with the Electricity Corporation by the landowners and licensed contractors for obtaining electricity.
This week, licensed contractors will be invited to a meeting to get the BCC and install electricity meters for the buildings. Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation takes the responsibility of installing the electricity meters. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

MR to construct warehouses, distribution centres at railway stations

Myanma Railways under the Ministry of Transport and Communications has stated that the Small Warehouses and Distribution Centres will be constructed on the railway sections.
The construction and operation of these centres related to the transport of goods by train will be launched with the principle of a five-year package system at the ten railway stations including the Thilawa-Toegyounggale-Yangon circular train route as well as the railway sections of Yangon-Pyay, Yangon-Mandalay, Yangon-Mawlamyine and Thazi-Myingyan.
Myanma Railways has invited tenders for these projects and those interested can purchase tender forms at the office of the Deputy General Manager (Logistics), Myanma Railways, at Corner of 51st Street and Merchant Street, Botahtaung Township, Yangon, during office hours between 1 and 15 January. The price for a set of tender forms is K500,000 and the deadline for submitting tender proposals is at 2 pm, 1 April 2024.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Construction of 2 underpass flyovers planned at Yangon train stations

Two underpass flyovers are planned to be built between Waibargi station and Okkalapa station and Pazungdaung station and Mahlwagon station on the Yangon circular railway, according to Myanma Railways.
This is part of the Yangon Circular Railway upgrading project and tender is being invited to the private sector.
Private businesses can buy tender application forms as of 20 November and applications will be closed at 12:30 pm on 4 December.
The project will include upgrading railroads and stations, constructing overbridges, upgrading level crossings and repairing works along the railways, according to Myanma Railways. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon witnesses surge in building permits with approval of 85 new projects in Nov 1st week

A total of 85 construction permits were issued within the boundaries of the Yangon City Development Committee in the first week of November.
For BCC applications, 85 construction permits were issued within one week. Additionally, 18 building construction completion certificates (BCC) were approved. The Yangon Electricity Power Corporation (YESC) has furnished a list of 34 buildings that have applied for construction permits ranging from four to 17 rooms. To facilitate the construction process, approvals were sought from relevant departments, including the Fire Services Department, the Department of Engineering (Water and Sanitation) and the Department of Urban and Housing Development.
When construction permits are issued, it is essential to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which mandates communication between landowners and licensed contractors with the Electricity Supply Enterprise to facilitate the process of obtaining electricity.
The Yangon Supply Electricity Corporation will reportedly convene a meeting with licensed contractors this week to facilitate the acquisition of the Building Construction Completion (BCC) certificates and the installation of electricity meters in the buildings.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union National Race Village (Yangon) jetty construction set to be completed in Nov

The construction of the jetty at the Union National Races Village (Yangon),
For the convenience of visitors to the Union National Race Village (Yangon) in Thakayta Township of Yangon Region through the Bago River, a jetty construction will be completed in November.
The visitors can enjoy the picturesque scene of rivers, mangroves and jetties during their sea journey, and they can also take a cruise. They can also get to Botahtaung and Pansodan jetties, and those from the upper part of the Bago River can also visit there by boat. The jetty construction was developed in 2022-2023 FY using K449.505 million.
Although it was scheduled to be completed in February 2023, the construction will be completed in November. The jetty is 96 feet in length and 12 feet in width, and it also includes an 80-foot steel truss bridge.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

YCDC collaborates with Chinese experts to reconstruct new Aung San Stadium

The project team from China Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University (Group) Co Ltd met officials from the Yangon City Development Committee to discuss the reconstruction of Aung San Stadium on 25 October.
During the meeting, they discussed Aung San Stadium’s land, building design, water usage, and wastewater disposal. The head of the Engineering Department (Building) and officials stated that the Yangon City Development Committee will ensure compliance with the requirements outlined on the YCDC website, MNBC 2020 standards, and the Yangon City Development Law 2018 for the project team’s review.
Upon the completion of the Aung San Stadium reconstruction, the main stadium will be capable of accommodating over 30,000 spectators, and the indoor stadium can host an audience of 3,000.
The construction of Aung San Stadium commenced in 1906, originally known as BBA (Burma Athletic Association) Ground. It was later renamed Aung San Stadium on 17 October 1953.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar