Vice President U Henry Van Thio attends opening ceremony of Myanmar Engineer Council Building and Technological Library

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Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects the new e library in Lanmadaw.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio attended the opening ceremony of the Myanmar Engineer Council Building and Technological Library in Lanmadaw township yesterday.
Also present at the occasion were Pyithu Htuttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Union Ministers, Yangon Region Ministers, Ambassadors, patrons, Presidents and members of the Myanmar Engineer Council, the Myanmar Engineering Society, the Myanmar Architect Council and responsible persons, registered professional engineers and senior engineers and other invited guests.
Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing, Patron of the Myanmar Engineer Council Dr Win Myint, Chairman Dr Charlie Than, Main donor U Yan Ho, U Ko Ko Htwe and U Nay Aung cut the ribbon for opening the new building.
Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Pyithu Htuttaw Speaker U Win Myint, Union Minister U Win Khaing, U Ohn Maung and Myanmar Engineer Council Chairman Dr Charlie Than planted star flower plants.
The Vice President and the Pyithu Hlutttaw Speaker also pressed the switch to unveil the name plate of the Myanmar Engineering Council and cut the ribbon for the Technological Library before Union Minister U Win Khaing and Dr Charlie Than delivered a speech.
The eight and half-storey Myanmar Engineer Council Building ( MEC) built on a 1.34 acre plot in Lanmadaw township costs seven thousand million kyat donated by U Yan Ho of Mottama Social and Education Foundation, U Ko Ko Htwe of Taw Win Family Co., Ltd, U Nay Aung of IGE Group of Companies, government ministries and well-wishers.
During the past three years, the Myanmar Engineering Council has conferred 6646 Apprentice Engineer Certificates, 3,128 Registered Engineer Certificates, 1,579 Registered Senior Engineer Certificates and 616 Professional Engineer Certificates of which 227 were recognized as ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineers under the program of Mutual Recognition Agreement with ten ASEAN countries.
The Myanmar Engineer Council is also working to give recognition to the engineering companies and certified 23 companies by giving grading.
The Myanmar Engineer Council has established a modern Library which comprises 2000 reference books, an online e-library and 1000 latest journals. In the near future, the MEC will recognize foreign engineer as Registered Limited Engineer ( RLE ) and Registered Limited Professional Engineer ( RLPE) to enable them to work in Myanmar with registration and permission to work.

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