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  MYANMAR ENGINEERING SOCIETY  
| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  BACKGROUND  
      An engineering association known as Association of Engineers in Burma was formed in 1927. The activities of the association were interrupted during the Second World War until the association revived in 1954. The activities included seminars, conferences and excursions. One such excursion was the trip to the Sittang Bridge construction site in 1963.
      However, due to a Government abolishing all parties and associations, the Association of Engineers in Burma, like all other associations, was abolished in 1963.
      Various attempts to revive and re-register the Association proved unsuccessful for 32 years until 1995, when the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Yangon University were held in a grand scale. One of the activities of the Diamond Jubilee was the gathering of graduates of Y.I.T. and new generation engineering and architectural students of Y.I.T. As a result of that gathering, the Committee for the Formation of Myanmar Engineering Society was formed, consisting of engineers and architects from Y.I.T., other government departments and the private sector.
      Due to the systematic and relentless efforts of the Committee and the blessing of the Secretary (1) of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, Lt. General Khin Nyunt, the official permit to form the Myanmar Engineering Society (MES) was issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Dec 5th, 1995. Without further delay, a conference was held and MES was officially formed on Dec 23rd, 1995, in the Assembly hall of Y.I.T. with the unanimous approval of some 800 engineers and architects present on that occasion. In accordance with the Constitution, 36 Executive Committee (EC) members and 21 Central Executive Committee (CEC) members were elected and approved formally on the occasion. The conference also elected a Board of Patrons, consisting of 9 senior engineers, who are Cabinet members of the Government, too.
      The President and the General Secretary of MES for the first term are Rector U Kyin Soe and Pro-Rector U Nyi Hla Nge, respectively.
      MES was formally inaugurated on the lawns of Y.I.T. on July 2nd, 1996 with the unveiling of the MES signboard and the inauguration speech by Secretary (1) of the State Law and Order Restoration Council, Lt. General Khin Nyunt.
      The term of office of the first EC and CEC expires by the end of 1996. The tenure of office is normally two years for both Committees and near the end of each term, new EC and CEC have to be elected.
      The tenure of office of all the Committees and Sub-committees under MES are the same as MES.
      According to the Constitution of MES, the President cannot assume office more than two consecutive terms.

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  STRUCTURE OF MES  

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  MAJOR OBJECTIVES  
(1)  To actively take part as responsible engineers and architects in the endeavours for the all-around development for the economy of the country.
(2)  To make united efforts by engineers and architects for the advancement of professional knowledge as well as in the construction and rehabilition works of the country
(3)  To promote the status and prestige of engineering and architectural professions, and to inspire in the engineers and architects the high ideals of their duties and professional ethics.
(4)  To educate, help and advise the New Generation engineering and architectural students in every possible way with an aim to producing more knowledgeable and responsible younger-generation engineers and architects.
(5)  To promote research, to hold seminars, conferences and workshops, to publish papers, journals, books and manuals, to set appropriate norms and standards in construction as well as in other fields.
(6)  To set up under MES divisions for various engineering and architectural disciplines to enable more effective implementation of specialized tasks within the scope of each discipline.
(7)  To communicate with other non-profitable and non-political organizations for the benefit of MES and Myanmar.

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES  
(1)  To arrange excursions, lectures, seminars, conferences, workshops and training programmes.
(2)  To publish newsletters, papers, journals, books and manuals.
(3)  To encourage, stimulate, co-ordinate, and give assistance to research.
(4)  To give consultancy service in the implementation of projects.
(5)  To give assistance to students and to recognize the achievements of outstanding researchers and practicing engineers and architects.
(6)  To help young engineers and architects to have access to proper job opportunities.
(7)  To communicate with other professional societies.
(8)  To raise funds for the Society.

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  MEMBERSHIP  
Different levels of membership status are:
(1)  Student membership
(2)  Junior membership
(3)  Associate membership
(4)  Full-fledged membership
(5)  Life membership
(6)  Honorary membership
      Membership status conferred on a member depends on the formal education, professional service, work experiences, special talents and other considerations. To get promoted from one status to next, a member must meet certain prescribed requirements regarding professional qualifications. Honorary membership is awarded to those, not necessarily engineers or architects, who have contributed significantly towards formation and development of the Society.

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
  FACILITIES  
      MES was founded recently on Dec 23rd, 1995, only after 32 years of unsuccessful attempts to revive the old Association of Engineers in Burma. So, it has to start from scratch. It is now temporarily located in Y.I.T. and it will have to depend on the facilities and resources of Y.I.T. for some time in the future. Funds are being raised and furniture and office facilities are also collected gradually, mostly through donations offered by graduates of Y.I.T. and some local and foreign companies.
      Establishment of a proper MES building with its own compound is one of our primary goals. Facilities for educational and social purposes have to be provided in it, to enable us to carefully carry out appropriate activities of all kinds of engineers and architects is of utmost improtance, especially at this embryonic stage, for the speedy development of the Society.
    MES Welcomes You.
    Let's Join Hands To Work
    For Our Professions And Nations;
    For Mankind And The Environment.

| Background | Structure of MES | Major Objectives | Principal Activities | Membership | Facilities | Contact |
      Myanmar Engineering Society    
  Yangon Institute of Technology  
           Gyogone, Insein P.O.           
        Yangon 11011, Myanmar        
    Phone: (95-1) - 555678/663285    
 

Source - Myanmar Engineering Society brochure
 
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