In mid-March, ten alumni from the AIT Alumni Association (AITAA) – Myanmar Chapter joined AIT Consulting (AITC) representatives Dr. Naveed Anwar, Executive Director, and Engr. Thaung Htut Aung, Coordinator, Structural Engineering, for a dinner meeting at the Kone Myint Thar Restaurant, Yangon, Myanmar.

The meeting was organized by Mr. Saw Htwe Zaw, M.Eng. Structural Engineering ’90, a key structural engineer from S&A Co. Ltd., who is also handling one of AITC’s structural peer review projects, the Diamond Inya View Palace Building.

The meeting was held to discuss potential collaboration between AITC and the AIT alumni based in Myanmar. Among the 10 alumni who attended, Mr. Toe Hlaing, Technical Director, MA GA Manufacturing Company Ltd. and Mr. Kyaw Thu Oung, Director Business Development, Aung Pyitan Co., Ltd., Myanmar, expressed immediate interest in working with AITC in the area of structural engineering.

Some potential involvement for AITC included a request for a proposal on pole dynamic analysis and system development and for a pre-cast concrete slab test set-up for the MA GA Manufacturing Company Ltd. Another invitation to bid was on Bridge Assessment Training for Aung Pyitan Co., Ltd., Myanmar.

AIT has steadily increased its reputation in the nation over the years, beginning with the Institute’s first graduate from Myanmar in 1974. To date, a total of 612 Myanmar students have graduated from AIT.

AITAA – Myanmar Chapter will be next in line to host the 42nd annual AITAA Governing Board Meeting (GBM) in Yangon, Myanmar in 2013. The Governing Board meets annually, with host circling among national chapters, to discuss the achievements of the alumni body and to decide further on significant strategies to strengthen and improve AITAA activities.