Water & Wastewater Asia Jan/Feb 2018

F rom the 26 th to the 28 th of October, 2017, more than 2,500 key decision- makers from various water management, industrial wastewater treatments, engineering, and construction industries flocked to Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. With numerous high-level speakers, thought leaders and visionaries sharing the latest ideas, technologies, and solutions regarding a range of topics, once again, MyanmarWater proved why it is Myanmar’s leading international water event. With 150 participating companies exhibiting and eight international pavilions from China, Germany, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand, the wide array of international and local key players in the industry presented complete overviews of their products, technologies and innovations. The event was opened by His ExcellencyUOhnWinn,UnionMinister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and His Excellency U MaungMaung Soe, Mayor of Yangon, who both emphasised the importance of water sanitation and vital reforms in Myanmar. In addition, the MyanmarWater 2017 CSR project, with the aim of providing school children in the Seikkyi Kanaungto Township with access to clean and safe drinking water, was also launched. WWA *A l l images a r e c r ed i t ed t o United Business Media Sdn Bhd SPECIAL REPORT / 61 T his was our first time in MyanmarWater. It may be small and simple, and the crowd could have been a bit bigger, but the people who come here are seriously interested and invested in this industry, and I would rather have that other than a huge crowd of uninterested people. For the next MyanmarWater, our local distributor will be here, and so will we! - Moses Chung, Senior Manager, Technical Support, Hyflux I t was not our first time in MyanmarWater. The quality of the visitors was high, and while the industry is still concentrating on water supply rather than wastewater – the industry has not fully formed yet – it is good that we can still come in early and make them aware that our products are on the market. We are also in the position where we can point out what their sewage situation will be in a few years, which is really good. As the intensity of exhibiting in the coming years is crucial for Myanmar, we will be back next year! - Winser Chung, Regional Representative Asia, HOMA The opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting Held in The Golden Land, the fifth edition of MyanmarWater, the biggest water and wastewater trade show in the country, ended on a high note with over 2,500 high-quality visitors from all over the water industry attending the event, networking, and getting acquainted with the latest water technologies. MyanmarWater, a resounding success