More effort needed to tackle idle industrial land

A month after the first site visits to inspect idle industrial plots in Yangon, officials are warning there will be no progress in freeing up unused land without a special committee that has the power and resolve to revoke the leases of absentee owners. Yangon Region government announced in late May that it was turning […]

Chinese power in Myanmar

Economic development and manufacturing in Myanmar is due to get a boost in 2018 when the country’s largest power plant comes online, thanks to a joint venture between China and a local company. China’s Union Resources and Engineering Company will bring technological and engineering prowess to the project it is partnering with U Energy Tharketa […]

Headwinds for Myeik cold storage factories

Electricity shortages, declining fish stocks and rising labour costs are clouding the outlook for cold storage factories in southern Myanmar, industry insiders say. In the Tanintharyi coastal region, which is not connected to the national grid, factories have to provide their own generators to ensure a reliable power supply, while fishermen are reportedly catching 60 percent less fish than […]

MOEP Eyes to Provide Electricity to 230,000 More Households by 2017

The Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) said it will provide electricity to roughly 230,000 more households in the country by 2017. “We are implementing this according to National Electrification Plan. The goal for each year is stated in the plan and we are trying to follow through,” U Aung Ko Ko, director from the Ministry […]

Laos to export electricity to Myanmar, more for Vietnam

VIENTIANE – Myanmar hopes to import electricity from Laos at an installed capacity of about 300 megawatts (MW) in the near future while the exports to Vietnam may be increased in the next few months. “The Myanmar government proposed this project to Laos about two months ago,” Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Viraphonh Viravong […]

Kyaiktiyo hotel zone to receive electricity, road renovation

The Myanmar government will install electrical supply infrastructure and renovate the roads in the hotel zone near the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda starting in 2016, according to the Myanmar Hotels Association. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) designated 100 acres for the hotel zone. “Currently, a land plot measuring 100 acres wide has been designated for the hotel […]

Myanma Port Authority invites open tender to implementation the electricity for building and to build the Jetty in Thilawa; Closing Date: Jan 7, 2016

Ministry of Transport MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY Invitation for Open Tender 1. Open tender are invited to do the following Business in Myanma Port Authority. No Type Quantity (a) To implementation the electricity for building and to build the Jetty  in Thilawa 1 Lot Tender Closing Date and Time – January 7 2016 (13:00 hr) 2. […]

Windfall for Tanintharyi fishermen

Since the end of last year, the price of diesel has halved from K200,000 a barrel to around K100,000 today – a major boon for fishermen who can now afford to fish longer hours. “The price has dropped by close to half, so we can double our fishing time,” said U Thet Soe, secretary general […]

Japanese Firm Receives Order for First Waste Incineration Power Plant in Myanmar

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. JFE Engineering Corporation said that the company has received an order for the first waste incineration power plant in Myanmar. The plant will be constructed in Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone in Yangon using the bilateral Joint Crediting […]

LS Cable Grabs $13-m Transmission Lines Contract from MoEP

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. South Korean wire and cable maker LS Cable & System (LS C&S) said its Vietnamese subsidiary, LS-VINA, has won a contract from the Ministry of Electric Power to supply transmission lines worth $13 million. This is the largest […]