MREPC successfully organised a specialised mission on engineering rubber products to Yangon, Myanmar from 10 – 11 February 2017. The mission was led by Ms Low Yoke Kiew, CEO of MREPC. The mission comprised a seminar on “The Use of Base Isolation to Protect Structures Against Earthquake Damage”; business-matching sessions with potential buyers; as well as a site inspection and meetings with officers from the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar for the coordination of the donation of rubber bearings.
The one-day seminar was attended by a total of 82 participants while 11 business-matching sessions were arranged by MREPC. The site inspection was to the Bayintnaung Bridge in Yangon which has been identified to be retrofitted with High-Damping Natural Rubber Bearings donated by MREPC and Doshin. The installation of the rubber bearings is expected to be completed by the second half of 2017.