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 […]

MEPE calls tender for gas-fired power

Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) has issued more tenders for independent power producers to build gas-fired power plants in Yangon and Myingyan, according to an official. Local and international companies have been invited to apply to generate electricity by gas engine or gas turbine, which will then be bought by state-owned MEPE. Both projects are […]

19 foreign companies signal interest in LPG joint venture tender

Nearly all of the 19 foreign companies submitting letters of expression of interest for a joint venture Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) project have done so with a local partner, according to an announcement. The tender winner is to partner with state-owned Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise to import and distribute the fuel, which is a staple cooking […]

Coal study under way in Tanintharyi

A feasibility study is under way on a US$2.5 billion power plant to be located in Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, according to Akira Sude, overseas power project department manager from Marubeni Corporation of Japan. The facility could ultimatelyA feasibility study is under way on a US$2.5 billion power plant to be located in Myeik township, […]

Myanmar workers prefer to work in Thailand

Large-scale commercial building projects in Rangoon are reportedly being delayed by a shortage of skilled labor because Burmese workers still prefer jobs in Thailand. More than 2 million migrant workers remain in Thailand, where there are frequent reports of abuse and cheating by employers and job agents, and thousands of Burmese also choose to endure […]

Itochu Corporation to build Yangon-Thilawa Bridge

Japanese-based Itochu Corporation will build a Yangon-Thilawa bridge as part of the Thilawa special economic zone project, according to the Ministry of Construction. A Japanese delegation, led by Koji Umemoto from Itochu Corporation, met with construction minister Kyaw Lwin to discuss matters relating on implementation of construction project in Nay Pyi Taw on August 15. […]