Upper Paunglaung hydropower project opened in Sittang River valley

Myanmar’s 140-MW Upper Paunglaung hydropower project officially opened this week in a ceremony that included officials from the country’s Minsitry of Electric Power and President U Thein Sein. Located in central Myanmar along the Paunglaung River, the $24 million plant will help meet the country’s demand for power, which is increasing about 15 percent per […]

Govt to spend US$16 M to generate electricity from trash-fired power plants

Government is planning to buy trash-fired power plants to produce electricity with a loan from Japan, Yangon Mayor Hla Myint said in Yangon region parliament session on Thursday. The plants will cost US$16 million and government will get an US$8 million loan from Japan. Yangon City Development Council (YCDC) will provide the rest. The incineration […]