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AIT alumnus appointed Deputy Minister of Construction in Myanmar

07 Jun 2017

AIT alumnus Kyaw Linn has been appointed Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Construction, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar. He was appointed on 5 June 2017.

File Photo: Graduation Photograph of Mr. Kyaw Linn.

Prior to the ministerial appointment, Kyaw Linn was serving as Permanent Secretary and Head of Public Works in Myanmar, with responsibility of construction and maintenance of roads , bridges, airfields and buildings.

Mr. Kyaw Linn graduated with a Professional Master’s in Construction Engineering and Infrastructure Management from AIT’s School of Engineering & Technology (SET) in 2015. He had enrolled in the Professional Master’s Program in Project Management which was delivered in Myanmar, and is a custom-made program for Ministry of Construction, Government of Myanmar.

Mr. Kyaw Linn received a Bachelor Degree (Civil Engineering) from Rangoon Institute of Technology, and began his career as a civil engineer in 1987. A registered professional engineer, he has three decades of work experience, specialising in the construction of bridges. He also serves as a part-time Professor in Yangon Institute of Technology.

Mr. Kyaw Linn has been actively engaged with AIT. In April 2015, he signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on behalf of Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction for launching a one-year Professional Master’s Degree Program on Project Management in Construction in Myanmar, with the aim to train Myanmar professionals to play a leading role in the international construction industry.

More details are available at the website of the Ministry of Construction http://www.construction.gov.mm/

File photo: Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai (left) with Mr. Kyaw Linn during the signing of MoA in June 2015.