March 31, 2017
Closing Ceremony of 3rd National Carpenter Training, 2nd and 3rd National Masonry Training took place this morning under DFID funded BRACED project at Thuwanna Central Training Center, Ministry of Construction, Yangon Region. Training were jointly organized by the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar Engineering Society, National Skills Standard Authority and UN-Habitat, in order to institutionalize skill enhancement on DRR through promoting the safer construction practices and building resilience for natural disasters.
In his closing remarks U Oo Han, Director, Department of Road, Ministry of Construction emphasized that training are organized as part of disaster risk reduction programs to promote safer construction practices to address the structural vulnerability to natural hazards. Currently, most of foreign investors are interested in construction field, but country is struggling for qualified labors. Therefore these training will contribute to fill the human resource requirement with adequate skill.
Daw Aye Zar Myo Han, National Program Offier from UN-Habitat, in her closing remarks mentioned that Masons and Carpenters bear a major responsibility to ensure safe housing especially in rural communities where they live and work as construction of household structures in these areas generally lack of engineering design and supervision. She also encourage to participant to pass successfully on NSSA (National Skills Standards Authority) exam, to get ASEAN recognized certificate which will open the door for new employment and better livelihood.
76 training participants, from Kyineton, Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Labutta, Dagon Seikkan, Meiltila, Kyauk Phyu, and Taungu townships located in Shan, Mon, Kayin, Ayarwady, Yangon, Magway, Rakhine and Mandalay regions, were trained under these 3 trainings program.List of trained participant will also be shared with National and respective regional RRD and local GAD to get them recognized and also as inventory of trained human resources for further use in disaster safe construction projects.