Rangoon To Review Suspensions on High-Rises

By The Irrawaddy 20 June 2016

RANGOON — The Rangoon divisional government formed a review committee for building construction in the former capital after it suspended in May construction on more than 80 high-rise buildings in Rangoon that had not received the proper approvals.

The 13-member committee was formed last week, according to the divisional government.

The committee is led by Rangoon division’s Electric, Industry, Transportation Minister Nilar Kyaw while other members include the chairmen of the Association for Myanmar Architects (AMA) and the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), a civil engineering expert from the Committee for Quality Control of High-Rise Building Construction Projects, a director from the Yangon Heritage Trust, the general secretary from Myanmar Seismological Association and an electrical expert.

In addition to the experts, the board also includes a director from the Rangoon divisional government and a secretary from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).

The committee will form review teams, each made up of 14 people, including members of parliament from townships where buildings are under review, township administrators, representatives from AMA and MES, and officials from YCDC, all of whom will jointly conduct on-the-ground inspections.