Shell and NIHC completes road trial project
May 27, 2016
Today, 27 May 2016, Shell and National Infrastructure Holdings Co Ltd (NIHC) celebrated the opening of road trial project along Pyinmana Myo Shuang Road, near Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. This project is supervised by the Ministry of Construction.
“This newly completed stretch of road here in Nay Pyi Taw is a demonstration of how using quality bitumen products and proper pavement design can result in a durable road surface that the people of Myanmar can use reliably. We are pleased to discuss opportunities with NIHC to grow our business here in Myanmar. We are already one of the leading bitumen suppliers globally and look forward to bring our expertise here and make a positive impact to Myanmar’s infrastructure growth ambitions,” said Nick Chong, Vice President of Shell Bitumen.
The road trial uses Shell’s 60/70 penetration grade bitumen which has good heat tolerance and resistance to road deformation, making it suitable to Myanmar’s tropical climate. Shell also advised on the pavement design, to ensure a more durable road.
“We are pleased that Shell and NIHC are looking into providing their road construction expertise here in Myanmar. This new development will enable us in the Ministry of Construction to further build quality, durable road infrastructure suitable to Myanmar’s weather, to support the economic growth we see here in the country,” said H.E U Win Khaing, Union Minister, Ministry of Construction.
Shell’s bitumen products have been used to pave numerous highways, roads and other infrastructure projects around the world. In Asia, some projects that use Shell’s bitumen products include the roads surrounding the sports venues used in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Formula One race tracks including Singapore’s Marina Bay Street Circuit, runways at Changi Airport in Singapore, Hong Kong International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand – airports receiving large carriers like the Airbus A380.
“We at NIHC are looking forward to working with Shell and the relevant authorities and contractors to supply them with Shell’s high quality products,” said U Maung Kyay, Managing Director, NIHC.
Present during the event were: H.E U Win Khaing, Union Minister, Ministry of Construction; Nick Chong, Vice President for Shell Bitumen; Yasuko Yoshida, Shell Myanmar Country Chair, U Maung Kyay, Managing Director, NIHC; dignitaries and other representatives from the Myanmar government, as well as many key players in Myanmar’s construction sector.
Ms. Yasuko Yoshida, Country Chair for Shell Myanmar shares opening remarks at the opening ceremony of road trial project along Pyinmana Myo Shuang Road.
Representing the Ministry of Construction, U Win Pe, Director General, Road Department provides remarks on how the MOC is committed to building quality, durable roads.
U Maung Kyay, Managing Director of National Infrastructure Holdings Co. Ltd. gives remarks at Shell and NIH’s road trial opening ceremony on May 27th in Nay Pyi Taw.
Mr. Nick Chong, Vice President of Shell Bitumen shares Shell’s interest in bringing their expertise to Myanmar to positively impact the country’s infrastructure growth.
Government officials, Shell and NIH executives pose for a group photo. [Left to right: U Than Myint, Director of NIHC; U Maung Kyay, Managing Director of National Infrastructure Holdings Co Ltd; U Kyaw Lin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Construction; H.E. U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Ministry of Construction; H.E. U Ye Aung, Lieutenant General, Ministry of Border Affairs; Mr. Nick Chong, Vice President of Shell Bitumen; and Ms. Yasuko Yoshida, Country Chair for Shell Myanmar.]
To celebrate the official opening of the road, government officials and senior executives from Shell and NIH cut the ceremonial ribbon.