Housings for public and government staff to use more local materials

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A two-storey modular house is seen at Myanma Construction, Real Estate and Renewable Energy Show.

Low-cost housings for public and staff housings will be constructed with a model called Modular House that will consume 80 per cent of local raw materials for each building, U Shein Win, President of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Federation (MCEF) told the Global New Light of Myanmar on 19 August.
In the project to be implemented in collaboration between the MCEF and the Ministry of Construction, use of the raw materials for modular houses can reduce construction materials import, he said.
“We visited a test site in Japan where a three-storey modular house is built within three days. They have conducted tests 5,000 times whether the building can withstand earthquakes of 8.5 to 9 magnitude. They produce such houses after many tests. We have already begun producing such modular houses applying our own technologies. In our products, 70 to 80 per cent of the raw materials are from local,” U Shein Win said.
The cost for a modular house is nearly K15 million for a one-storey building and about K30 million for a two-storey one, and the costs are not included expenses for the foundations. — ASH/TH

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