Mon coal-fired power plant project suspended not cancelled

The 1,280MW Inn Din coal-fired power plant project in Ye Township, Mon State, has been suspended but not cancelled, Aung Than Oo, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Electric Power told Parliament. The environmental and social impact assessments had also been postponed. Mi Myint Than, MP for Ye Constituency in Mon State, had asked if the […]

Govt Defends Plan to Ramp-Up Reliance on Coal

RANGOON — The government intends to push ahead with plans to increase Burma’s reliance on coal-fired power plants to 33 percent of the country’s total generating capacity by 2030, according to a deputy minister from the Ministry of Electric Power. Aung Than Oo, the deputy minister, said on Wednesday that due to projected steady growth […]

Investors hesitate to invest in power sector

NAY PYI TAW — The deputy minister for electric power has denied claims in parliament that plans to increase the price of electricity was aimed at pleasing investors. The government will now charge Ks 20 per unit of electricity, according to deputy minister Aung Than Oo, which will cover production, construction and maintenance of hydropower […]

Myanmar signs MoU with South Korea for a 500-megawatt power plant

Myanmar has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea to build a 500-megawatt power plant which will use natural gas and garbage to generate power. The signing ceremony was held between Myanmar’s Hexa International Company and Korea Western Power jointly with Korea Electrical Manufacturers Association on September 3 at Sedona Hotel in Yangon. […]