Water & Wastewater Asia Jan/Feb 2018

MYANWATER’17: Providing vast opportunities for the Mynamar water and wastewater industry S et at MEP Mindama in Yangon, Myanmar’s I nter nat i ona l Water Supply & Treatment Industry Exhibition and Conference (MYANWATER) saw more than 4,500 visitors attending the event to network and seek business opportunities. About 200 companies and brands from across 18 countries participated including well-knownbrands suchasHitachi AquaTechEngineering, Love Each Other (LEO) Water Pump, Siam Cast Nylon and Salcon Berhad. The exhibition also served as a one- stop platform for exhibitors to exchange new insights on industry developments, secure business partnerships, as well as to unveil newproducts, technologies, and solutions to stakeholders. MYANWATER’17 was officiated by key officers of the Myanmar Government and Committee such as the Regional Minister of Rakhine Ethnic Affairs and Labour Immigration and Population – His Excellency U Zaw Aye Maung, vice president of the Myanmar Engineering Society; UKhinMaungHtay, deputy director of Ministry of Industry; and Daw Khin Thawda, directorate of Industrial Supervision Inspection and Inspection of the Yangon region. Co-hosted was also the Myanmar Engineering Congress 2017, held on the 24 th of November, which H e l d f r o m 2 3 r d t o 2 5 t h No v emb e r, t h e MYANWATER’17 is one of the biggest gatherings for water engineering professionals. focused on two main key sectors – electrical & water treatment engineering. The conference was openedtoengineeringprofessionals and included presentations by regional experts from prominent water treatment organisations. The vast potential of Myanmar In recent years, the country has been experiencing an economic boom, especially in the water and wastewater sector. For instance, in 2016, Yangon’s water supply system went through a transformation which was initiated by the Yangon City Development Committee. This was done as the Committee aims to meet the needs of the population through addressing key urban development issues such as drainage system, transportation, water, and electricity. The MYANWATER’17 was organised by AMB Tarsus Exhibitions, a leading exhibition and conference organiser in the region. The company covers industries such as water, energy and infrastructure events, with shows in Sri Lanka, Laos and Cambodia. The 2018 Expo will be back to impact the water industry from the 22 nd - 24 th of November, and will still be held at the MEP Mindama. WWA *All photos are credited to AMB Tarsus Exhibitions. WATER & WASTEWATER ASIA January / February 2018 The MYANWATER’ 17 was held from 23 rd to 25 th November 2017