Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon

Dr. Glenn Fernandez, GGS Project Researcher, and Mr. Phyo Hein Kyaw, a PhD student of Yangon Technological University, went back to the pilot wards in Pazundaung and Tamwe townships to verify some details in the house drawings prepared after the full survey in October 2016. Continue reading Final fieldwork for joint research on risk perception and housing safety in Yangon

7th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

A two-day local platform workshop was held on June 15 and 16, 2017 at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building. The objectives of the workshop were to provide disaster risk reduction (DRR) training to the participants and to form the Disaster Management Committee of the two GGS Project pilot wards in Yangon. The DRR training was facilitated by the Relief and Resettlement Department of Yangon … Continue reading 7th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

6th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Toward the end of the first year of the implementation of the GGS Project, a local platform workshop was organized to discuss the progress and future activities in Yangon and in Kathmandu. The workshop was held at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building on January 26, 2017. The CEO of Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC), Mr. Bharat Mani Pandey, and the Municipal Engineer of Karyabinayak Municipality, Ms. Shubha … Continue reading 6th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

5th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

An action planning workshop for school-centered disaster risk management was conducted on January 25, 2017 at the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) Building. Principals and teachers from the following schools attended the workshop: No. 14 Basic Education Primary School (BEPS) and No. 10 Basic Education High School (BEHS) of Tamwe Township and No. 2 BEPS and No. 6 BEPS of Pazundaung Township. The action plans prepared … Continue reading 5th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Pre-survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

Prof. Kazuyoshi Nishijima, team leader of the joint research on construction quality,  conducted a pre-survey at a construction site in Yangon on January 25, 2017. Staff of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), as well as professors and students from Yangon Technological University (YTU) joined the pre-survey. Prof. Nishijima demonstrated to the local joint research partners how to conduct an interview with a … Continue reading Pre-survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Safety in Yangon

Team members of the joint research on risk perception and housing safety led by Prof. Kenji Okazaki conducted a field survey in in Ward No. 2, Pazundaung Township and in Byaing Yay Oe Zin Kwet Thit Ward, Tamwe Township from 19 to 24 October. A total of 213 household representatives participated in the risk perception survey while 30 houses were drawn and measured in the … Continue reading Survey on Risk Perception and Housing Safety in Yangon

4th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Halfway through the first fiscal year of the implementation of the GGS Project, a workshop was conducted in Yangon to review the progress of the local platform and joint research activities. There was a discussion on plans for the risk assessment in the two pilot wards. Ms. Hnin Ei Win of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) gave a presentation on the Rapid Visual Screening … Continue reading 4th Local Platform Workshop in Yangon

Preliminary Survey on Construction Quality in Yangon

On July 26 and 27, 2016 the joint research team on Construction Quality led by Dr. Kazuyoshi Nishijima conducted field trips to identify potential construction survey and monitoring sites primarily in two townships in Yangon, Pazundaung and Tamwe. The objectives of the field trips were: (1) to verify the major construction types that the joint research should focus on; (2) to identify potential survey and … Continue reading Preliminary Survey on Construction Quality in Yangon