Myanmar pushes for more hydropower projects

NAY PYI TAW, YANGON – The Ministry of Electric Power reiterated the necessity of hydropower projects, citing an increase in power demand. Htein Lwin, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Electric Power, said during the press conference to mark the government’s first 100 days in power in Nay Pyi Taw that there is a need that Myanmar […]

Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration

YANGON – The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers. The report was published shortly after MPs discussed an urgent proposal last week calling the government to scrutinise the […]

JFE Engineering to Build First Waste to Energy Plant Myanmar

Tokyo based waste to energy technology manufacturer JFE Engineering Corporation has received an order to supply the first waste incineration power plant in Myanmar’s (Burma) Yangon City using the bilateral Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) between Myanmar and Japan. The company explained that the JCM is a bilateral scheme that enables Japan to achieve its emission […]

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 […]

Myanmar considers LNG to meet growing energy demand

Energy demand in Myanmar is rising fast. The country is abundantly rich in natural energy resources, but the investment of capital and technology will not be able to unlock these resources in time to fulfill the growing need for power. In the meantime, the Ministry of Energy is considering its options for imported fuel to […]

Foreign firms sign more oil exploration deals with Myanmar

YANGON, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — Three Indian companies reached more production-sharing contracts with Myanmar on cooperation in offshore oil and natural gas exploration in Nay Pyi Taw over the last two days. Under the contracts, the Oil India Ltd, Mercator Petroleum Ltd, Oilmax Energy Pvt Ltd of India and Oil Star Management Service Co Ltd […]

Ministry to cooperate with private companies to generate more power

The Ministry of Electric Power will team up with the private sector to address the problem of power shortages. Myanmar is expected to consume about 1688 MW in the summer time. But the actual demand is about 2060 MW. Only about 30 per cent of the total households in the country has connected to the […]

About 170 MW of electricity needed to supply power to industrial zone

Myanmar will need about 170 megawatts of electricity to provide power to industrial zones in the coming summer season, said Minister for Electric Power Khin Maung Soe. The minister added that more than US$ 160 million (Ks 155.83 billion) is required to supply power for projects in industrial zones. In the summer season this year, […]

Kawthaung Residents Claim Coal Plant Causes Health Problems

Residents of Kawthaung, a Tenessarim Division town located on Burma’s southernmost tip, are complaining that air pollution caused by a coal-fired plant constructed last year is affecting the health of about 100 people. Nway Nway, a local resident, said the coal plant was located in the town, between Shwepyitha and Ayeyeiknyein quarters, where its emissions […]

Myanmar Takes Precautions to Avoid SEA Games Blackouts

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Yangon — Lacking confidence in the national power supply system, Burma’s Ministry of Sports will use generators for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Southeast Asian Games in Naypyidaw in December. The director of the ministry’s Public Affairs and Education Department said […]