“Building a Livable and Sustainable Myanmar”, this year’s Myanmar Infrastructure Summit, gathered foreign investors from over 25 countries, along with local private businesses and governments, from the 1st to the 3rd April at the Sule Shangri-La, Yangon. Hosted by the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI) with strong supports from the Myanmar Ministry of Construction, the Summit allowed the participants to get updated on the new market directions, opportunities and economic priorities of the Myanmar’s infrastructure sectors at the same to build potential business networks with the local industry players.
Jean-Marc Brûlé, Green Lotus’s founder, presented a paper on “Developing a livable and sustainable urban living for all”, in the session one, “Urban planning frameworks for a livable and sustainable Myanmar”. This presentation highlighted the main topics on greening cities, with examples from Singapore and Jakarta, and a focus on Myanmar’ opportunities and challenges. Jean-Marc Brûlé then chaired the session Two on “Building a greener Myanmar with new materials” to animate the debates between the Ministry of Construction and construction companies on the matter.