The Mekong Study Tour
One of the biggest international water & wastewater exhibition which presents water solutions for the industry development, Myanwater 2017 was held at MEP Mindama, Yangon on 23-25 November. The trade show also serves as a professional environment for showcase of current developments and innovation of water and sanitation management.
There was an opening ceremony of Myanmar Engineering Congress on 24 November at the presence of guest of honor, U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs. Under the theme "Industrial Wastewater Treatment for Sustainable Development", experts and technicians presented and highlighted relevant ways of expanding waste management industry. The Congress was hosted by Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) and was also a platform for professionals and engineers to share their expertise on wastewater treatment and opinions of how Myanmar can endorse law enforcement on waste disposal of industries. One interesting presentation was "Industrial Pollution Control" by U Khin Maung Win, Managing Director of Myanmar Water Engineering & Products Co., Ltd (MWEP), which is the first leading company in Myanmar, formed by a global network of professionals in water and wastewater engineering. He gave a comprehensive and insightful explanation of industrial wastewater treatment process starting from environmental constraints and to waste related legislation to sustainable development goals.
The three-day exhibition was a well-worth-visiting event – there were various local and international companies from waste water industry showcasing their newest treatment technologies and products. Apart from engineering companies, one of the supporters of Myanwater'17, Singapore Water Association (SWA) stood out as an important network link to the international water sector. SWA is Singapore-based organization whose members comprise companies and individuals, ranging from system integrators, consultancy & engineering services, testing & analytical services, supply of equipment, water treatment chemicals and membrane manufacturers to legal firms and academic institutions which are active in the water industry, registered in Singapore or having a strong presence in Singapore. It is an arena for networking among members and dissemination of strategic information on emerging business opportunities and new technologies. It also serves as an important network link for members to the international water network.
All in all, Myanwater'17 was a valuable event where latest innovation, products and technology from 200 exhibiting companies and brands representing 12 countries including China, Taiwan, Japan, India, and Singapore can be seen and also source for new supplies directly from manufacturers.