An opening ceremony for Architect’s Fair (2017-2018) under the theme of “Architecture for People” was held yesterday morning at the National Theatre of Yangon, at which event organising committee chairman U Maw Lin explained the reasons for holding the event.
As part of the ceremony, Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing, Myanmar Architects Council chairman U Thaw and Association of Myanmar Architects (AMA) chairman U San Oo jointly signed a commemoration of the event’s opening. U Tun Than, an AMA honourable patron, also officially opened the fair and posed for commemorative photos.
The Union Minister said the fair is beneficial to the country and pointed out the efforts by Myanmar architects and engineers for the establishment of high quality construction works, new construction materials and innovative methods.
Panel discussions will be held under the titles “Architecture for People,” “Our Aim for Yangon” and “Coordination and the Construction Sector”, while 11 papers will be read in the paper reading sessions. The Association of Myanmar Architects, associate associations and companies are also displaying their exhibitions and construction materials sales booths within the National Theatre.
At one of the panel discussions, Union Minister U Win Khaing remarked on taking responsibility according to the theme of “Architecture for People,” having the good aims of long-term protection of the people and to lead in the construction sector of national development.
Opening remarks were delivered by Yangon Region minister of electricity, industry, road and communication Daw Nilar Kyaw and AMA chairman U San Oo.
The event was attended by representatives from hluttaws, chairmen and executive committee members of Myanmar Engineering Council and Myanmar Engineering Society,
architects, engineers and officials.
The event will be held for three days until 1 January 2018 in the National Theatre from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.