Yangon Region govt plans to build more reservoirs

The Yangon Region government is planning to establish reservoirs to ensure a reliable drinking water supply in the future. In response to a question at the Yangon Region parliament yesterday, U Maung Maung Soe, the Yangon Region Development Affairs Minister, said the government unveiled a long-term plan to supply drinking water to Yangon residents in […]

Yangon govt targets ‘failing’ power firms

Regional officials say they will investigate performance at private electricity providers and if necessary, cancel contracts signed by the former government, as frequent power outages continue across Yangon and frustrations are vented through social media. Four private companies signed with the previous administration to supply power to the city. They are not performing as expected, […]

Private gas-fired power project adds 230MW to national grid

A new privately run gas-fired power plant has joined the national grid system, boosting Myanmar’s power capacity, according to state newspapers. In 2011, Myanmar had 10 state-owned gas-fired power plants, with a total capacity of 270 megawatts (MW). Since then, 10 privately run gas-fired power plants have been connected to the national grid, bringing total […]

UOB to finance new power plant in Myanmar

SINGAPORE: United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced on Monday (Apr 20) a financing agreement with Singapore-based company Royal GK – a company commissioned to help meet Myanmar’s rising demand for energy. Royal GK, an engineering procurement and construction company, was contracted by the Myanmar Central Power Co (MCPC) to procure gas engines for the construction of […]

Enough gas directed to local market – for now

The government does not intend to increase the amount of natural gas allocated to the domestic market this year from the current supply of 300 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) despite increasing demand, according to an official of the Ministry of Energy. “The domestic supply cannot be increased this year. It will be the […]