Nyein Nyein Thu
A national skills training, simulation and research centre for universities of medicine will be built at a cost of over K7 billion, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The construction project, located on the campus of University of Medicine (1) in Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, started on December 30 last year and it is due to finish by March 2019. A proposal to build the research centre was submitted and sought in 2016.
"The budget was provided by the government. This is really necessary, as medical science is crucial for the country. The cost will be borne by the state budget. The budget will be provided bit by bit, because we cannot spend the whole amount at a time," said Dr Zaw Wai Soe, rector of the University of Medicine (1).
Of the budget, about K2.4 billion has been spent on the project. It will be the first research centre in Myanmar in the medical field.
Modern Key Technique Construction will take charge of implementing the project. It will include a nine-storey main building, basement, conference hall, technical skill floor, non-technical skill floor, simulation floor, basic biochemical and pathology lab, advanced lab and microbiology lab.