TSS Tokyo Water, a subsidiary of Bureau of Waterworks, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, will exhibit its water systems technology at an exhibition in Myanmar, the Japanese firm said.
The expo, Myanmar Water 2014, will take place at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon from October 22 through 24.
TSS said it aims to share its expertise, know-how and technology to help Myanmar to further advance its own water service.
Atsushi Masuko, President of TSS Tokyo Water, said securing access to safe drinking water is still the most important issue in developing countries as there are more than 900 million people who don’t have access to safe drinking water.
“The water issue is expected to escalate due to the prospective increase in the demand for water from population growth and economic development.
“Myanmar has the same situation, the percentage of people covered by safe drinking water and sanitation facilities are still low.”
A Japanese Consortium comprising TSS, Mitsui and Toyo Engineering Corp, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) in September last year.
Since then, the consortium has invited YCDC staff to Japan for training and learning waterworks in Japan, it said.
The Japanese firm is going to be one of the largest exhibitors in the expo and it said visitors will have the chance to experience Tokyo’s tap water and also learn from demonstrations performed by TSS and its associate companies.
In Myanmar Water 2014, TSS will also present products of “Team Tokyo”, a group of five Japanese companies – Toyo Engineering, Azbil Kimmon, Hitachi, Osaki Precision and Showarasenkan Seisakusho.
“TSS will continue to bring together and manage Japanese companies with high technology and quality, to provide safe and secure water,” Masuko said.
The 2nd Myanmar Water 2014 will showcase products and presentations from over 180 exhibitors from 20 countries with the presence of international pavilions from Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, the Netherlands and China.