International Infrastructure Development Stakeholders To Converge In Yangon To Explore Investment Opportunities

Myanmar’s infrastructure investment is forecasted to have a boost in fiscal year 2016-2017.

International Infrastructure Development Stakeholders To Converge In Yangon To Explore Investment Opportunities
March 13, 2017 8:53 am

Business investment in Myanmar particularly in the infrastructure sector has gradually regained momentum after the political transition in April 2016, sending a signal to investors that Myanmar is still committed to the on-going economic and political reform agenda. According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Myanmar is seeking to attract $8 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) and have seen the country drew $9.5 billion worth of FDI in the last FY of 2015-2016.

As set out in the National Comprehensive Development Plan, the government of Myanmar has prioritized infrastructural and economic development along certain major trade paths through the country in order to facilitate the integration of Myanmar into production networks of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and Myanmar’s Western neighbours. In order to enable the country in carrying the industrial and agricultural growth for Myanmar’s dynamic future, an upgraded and better infrastructure is an essential requirement.

Organized by Confexhub Group, a thought leader network solutions provider with strong supports by the Ministry of Planning and Finance of Myanmar, Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC), Myanmar Investment Development Association (MIDA), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), and Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA), the 3rd edition of Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2017 is back to discuss in depth and explore the potential of Myanmar’s infrastructure and bring in more FDI into the country to accelerate the development growth of the country’s infrastructure. H.E. U Phyo Min Thein, the Chief Minister of Yangon Region Government has taken the honour to launch MIS 2017 and meet with investors in the race of spurring the FDI on infrastructure investment in Myanmar.

The 3-day conference will cover on a wide range of discussion areas; Integrated Master Planning for Sustainable Urbanization, Development of Smart and Sustainable REITs, Financing Options and Regulatory Framework for Infrastructure Projects in Myanmar, Conservation and Reuse of Heritage Buildings and Cultural Sites in Myanmar, Accelerating Tourism Infrastructure Development for Economic Growth, and Urban and Regional Transportation Infrastructures as an Economic Accelerator and Expansion for Myanmar. On the first day, there will also be a ‘Infrastructure Investment Meeting for Investors’ session chaired by the guest of honour to explore possible collaboration with serious investors.

Participants will not only be benefited from the rich content of the conference, most importantly, to establish possible collaboration with the local partners, project owners and other stakeholders through series of business matching meeting held throughout the entire conference. On the third day of the event, the committee has arranged an exclusive projects presentation by the government of Myanmar, namely the Yangon City Development Committee, Mandalay City Development Committee and Myanmar Investment and Development Association in which only limited seats will be offered to serious investors. MIS 2017 offers only the best platform for project financiers, investors, fund management firms, architects, designers, facility management, ports, airports, and roads infrastructure developers, airline operators, network solution providers, materials suppliers, quantity surveyors, and energy managers to be updated on the development plans and policies of investing in Myanmar’s urban and rural infrastructure and assess market opportunities that Myanmar could offer.

The top notch speakers lined-up including H.E. Dr. Ye Lwin, Mayor of Mandalay; Mr. Tint Thwin, Director General, Ministry of Hotel and Tourism; Mr. San Myint, Deputy Director General of DICA, Ministry of Planning and Finance; Dr. Thant Sin Htoo, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health; Mr. Nyo Oo, Deputy General Manager, Myanma Railways; Dr. Toe Aung, Director of Urban Planning Division (UPD), Yangon City Development Committee; Mr. Ne Win, Director, Department of Civil Aviation, Mr. Tint Lwin, Deputy Chief Engineer, Myanma Port Authority; Mr. Gruffudd ab Owain, Executive Principal of Aedas; Mr. Stephen Zawmoe Shwe, Principal Architect of SPiNE Architects; Mr. Tony Picon, Managing Director, of Colliers International; Mr. Nwe Oo, Attorney-at-Law, Tilleke & Gibbins; Mr. Christopher Thurane Aung, Chief Executive Officer of Dagon Group of Companies; Mr. Pedro Jose Fausto Bernardo, Principal Foreign Attorney, Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd; Prof. Dr. Swe Swe Aye, Chairperson, Green Building Committee of Building Engineering Institute, Myanmar Engineering Society; Mr. Jaewan Lee, President, International Federation of Consulting Engineers; Prof. Mauro Salvemini, President, Culture2All ONG; Mr. Wonwhee Kim, Founder & Chief Intelligence Officer of The Park DB Analytics.

Alongside the conference, there will be a showcase of infrastructure development, construction and supporting industry. The admission to the exhibition is free for trade visitors.

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