Foreign assistance vital in boosting energy in Myanmar

FINANCIAL and technical assistance from international governments and institutions will be as important as foreign direct investment (FDI) in order to boost Myanmar’s power sector development, an energy official has said. Win Khaing, a member of National Energy Management Committee (NEMC) and president of Myanmar Engineering Society, said at the 6th Myanmar Oil and Gas […]

Myanmar incurs wrath of civic groups as hydropower solutions remain its main priority

MYANMAR’S Electric Power Ministry will go ahead with hydropower projects, the Minister for Electric Power, Industry, Science and Technology said last week amid reports of local resistance. Nyan Tun U told the Confexhub’s Myanmar Green Energy Summit that the government would fulfil its target to achieve universal electricity access by 2030. At present, only about […]

Eighteen sites identified for wind-power plants

Studies are well under way into 18 locations in Myanmar, including Yangon, for the generation of electricity from wind power, according to the Electric Power Ministry. Ten of the potential sites are in Rakhine State, five in Ayeyawaddy Region, two in Yangon Region and one in Chin State, and the study process commenced last year, […]