17 Factories Suspended After Polluting Lake in Central Burma

MANDALAY — The Mandalay municipal government has suspended operations of 17 factories in one of the city’s largest industrial zones, citing diminished fish populations caused by water pollution in Taungthaman Lake. A Water and Sanitation Department official told The Irrawaddy that the factories, which include sugar refinery, canning, liquor brewing and leather curing facilities in […]

Toshiba wins order for 308MW hydro project in Myanmar

Toshiba will deliver four units of its 77MW hydro turbine and generator for the Upper Yeywa hydropower facility, which is located to the northeast of Mandalay in Myanmar. The contract has been won by the firm’s Chinese subsidiary Toshiba Hydro Power. Toshiba is expected to start the deliveries for the 308MW hydropower plant by March […]