On the occasion of the State visit of Their Majesties King Harald V of Norway and Queen Sonja to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, their Majesties and Norwegian delegation will be visiting the GEGG CoE-G on 2 December 2014.
Center of Excellence for Greening, CoE-G objective is to promote and facilitate transformational green technologies and management practices. It will demonstrate, increase awareness, provide capacity building and training, foster translational research, and catalyze innovative national and international cooperation.
The Center is located in the 33 acre campus of the Ministry of Science and Technology Myanmar Department of Scientific & Technological Research, (MSTRD), Kabaaye Road, Kanbae, Yangon. Two existing concrete buildings 100f L x 50f L x 26f H and 75f L x 33f W x 26f H as well as 3.
The renovation process was launched with an Inaugural Dialogue on 8 June on the role and goals of the CoE-G. The Dialogue was participated by H.E Deputy Minister of Science and Technology and H.E Ambassador of Norway to Myanmar. This was immediately followed by two full days of discussions on the designs and renovations of the exterior of the two buildings that would include: smart glass; maximize use of renewable energy; solar off grid LED lighting; urban ecosystem landscaping; rainwater harvesting; waste streams collection, recycling and reuse; etc. A six person Steering Committee has been formed. The Chairman is U Win Khaing Moe, Director-General, MSTDR and the Members are Prof. Dr Khin Than Yu, Pro Rector Yangon University of Technology and GEGG Members U Win Khaing,(President, Myanmar Engineering Society) U San Oo,(Vice-chairman Association of Myanmar Architects), U Kyaw Lwin Hla ( Director, Myanmar Telecommunications Network) and U Nay Htun.
The Steering Committee is supported by four multi-disciplines Tasks Force with an average of four members.
A full time Project Management team of three is on board.
The goal is to complete the exterior renovations and eco landscaping by end October in time for a number of envisaged high profile events in November and early December 2014.
The renovations would lay the groundwork and begin the process to endow the CoE-G buildings and the three acres of land made available, to be continuously at the forefront of energy, water and resource conservation and efficiency; maximize use of renewable energy, resilient to extreme weather; smart and intelligent features. It will promote the fusing of traditional knowledge and application of cutting edge science, technology, materials and management practices.