Coal-fired power planned, but on hold

Coal-fired power plants are still on the way despite concern over their social and environmental impacts raised by civil society groups. “We are explaining coal-fire power projects in public,” said deputy minister of electric power U Aung Than Oo. “We are still trying to get peoples’ understanding. Coal-fired projects will move to the next step […]

Myanmar holds keys to Ratchaburi Electricity Holding

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (RATCH), Thailand’s largest private power producer, is poised to develop three power plants in Myanmar with a combined capacity of 3,300 megawatts. President Phongdit Photchana said the three projects were still in the preparation stage and would take six or seven years to complete. Electricity from all three projects will […]

Indonesia Bukit Asam to build Myanmar power plants

State-owned listed coal miner PT Bukit Asam (PTBA) is planning power plant projects in Myanmar with an estimated initial investment of US$320 million. PTBA president director Milawarma said on Friday that his company had found a local private partner in Myanmar to develop the power plants. He declined to name the partner. “We have reached […]