Govt reserves land for Rakhine state SEZ

The government has set aside 1708 hectares (4289.32 acres) for the future Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone in Rakhine State, parliament heard on December 3. Deputy rail minister U Myint Thein, the chair of the Kyaukphyu SEZ management committee, said the zone would comprise two deep-sea ports of 148 hectares and 95 hectares in extent respectively, […]

Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plant Face Opposition in Mon State

YANGON — Plans to build the first coal-fired power plant in Mon State have come under fire by local residents, who say they worry about pollution and potential health ramifications. The Thai-based Toyo-Thai Group held a consultation meeting on Friday with local residents to explain plans to build a 1,280 MW power plant in Inn […]

Myanmar Rivers Network calls suspension of dam projects

Due to Myanmar’s environmental impact, Myanmar Rivers Network has called on China and Thailand to suspend the implementation of dam projects in Thanlwin River for power generating, according to the Network. Despite the potential environmental impact, the deputy minister for Electric Power in March announced that the ministry was going to build six dams along […]