Right-hand-left-hand spat sets back draft Automobile Policy

A right royal hoo-ha has been raised by proposals that only left-hand drive cars should be imported in future. The draft Myanmar Automobile Policy, which transportation experts have been working on for the past two years, is expected to recommend the left-hand drive importation policy. The Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), which is drawing up the […]

Nepal quake highlights Building Code

The Myanmar Engineering Society is urging developers to follow the National Building Code, after the Nepal earthquake raised concerns on the ability of local buildings to survive disasters. The code is still in draft form, and was initially written in English in 2012. Although it must be passed by parliament to become law, experts say […]

Dagon 2 changes mulled

The Myanmar Engineering Society has twice inspected the Dagon City 2 project, one of the five large projects that were temporarily suspended near Shwedagon Pagoda last month. The society, an independent body of experts, is operating at the request Myanmar Investment Commission, looking at the effect the five projects will have on Shwedagon as well […]