Kan­thar­yar Cen­tre devel­op­ers turn to steel for speed

The Myanmar Times - - Business - ZAY YAR LINN za­yarlinn@mm­times.com – Trans­la­tion by San Layy

ASIA Myan­mar Con­sor­tium De­vel­op­ment (AMCD) will build the last two 20-storey build­ings of the Kan­thar­yar Cen­tre Project us­ing a high-tech steel struc­ture in or­der to make sure the project is fin­ished on time, ac­cord­ing to AMCD of­fi­cials.

The project is a partnership be­tween AMCD and Yan­gon City De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, and con­sists of a res­i­den­tial tower, an of­fice tower, a ho­tel and a tower of ser­viced apart­ments.

The res­i­den­tial and of­fice tow­ers – also over 20 storeys – were built us­ing the iron and re­in­forced con­crete ap­proach com­mon to most Myan­mar build­ings. But the whole project is sched­uled to be fin­ished in De­cem­ber 2017, and in or­der to hit the com­ple­tion date AMCD has al­tered plans and will build the ho­tel and ser­viced apart­ments us­ing a steel struc­ture, ac­cord­ing to U Nyein Aung, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of AMCD.

He said the ho­tel and ser­viced apart­ment build­ings, which will be trans­ferred over to YCDC once they are fin­ished, would be the first time build­ings of such size had been built with a steel struc­ture in Myan­mar. That tech­nol­ogy is mostly used for build­ings up to 12 storeys high in Myan­mar, U Nyein Aung said.

“We’ll build 20 storey steel [struc­tured] build­ings in Myan­mar for the first time,” he said, adding that the firm de­cided to switch its plans for the re­main­ing two build­ings in or­der to fin­ish by the agreed date, he said.

U Nyein Aung could not com­ment on the an­tic­i­pated cost of the two blocks fol­low­ing the chance in plans, but the whole project is ex­pected to cost around US$150 mil­lion.

In ad­di­tion to help­ing the project fin­ish on sched­ule there are sev­eral other ad­van­tages to the steel struc­ture ap­proach, ac­cord­ing to Fan Rong Feng, di­rec­tor of Heng Rui In­te­grated Tech­nol­ogy, which will help build the last two Kan­thar­yar Cen­tre blocks.

‘There will be less mess at the con­struc­tion site be­cause steel gets cut at the fac­tory.’

Fan Rong Feng Heng Rui In­te­grated Tech­nol­ogy

“The steel in steel-struc­tured build­ings can be reused,” he said. “It’s eas­ier to trans­port, there will be less mess at the con­struc­tion site be­cause steel gets cut at the fac­tory and [the build­ing] can [bet­ter] re­sist earth­quakes.”

Kan­thar­yar Cen­tre is be­ing built near the south­ern fringe of Kan­daw­gyi Lake. AMCD has the land on a 50-year lease, plus two 10-year ex­ten­sions, based on a build-op­er­ate­trans­fer agree­ment.

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