The Key to Jumpstarting Myanmar’s Economy: Electricity

It’s no secret that the National League for Democracy (NLD) faces myriad challenges in improving Myanmar’s socioeconomic situation. In fact, its biggest challenge might be deciding which issues to address first. Led by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the NLD has made the peace process, which is aimed at ending decades of strife between the […]

Developer quietly terminates project near Shwedagon

Marga Landmark has agreed to follow the government’s order to terminate the project Dagon City 1 luxury development. “While everything we have done is proper, legal and for the best interest of our customers and the public, we respect the public sentiment, particularly that of the Sangha members, and we are working with the government […]

World Bank Injects a Shot of Electrical Power into Myanmar

Foreign investors appear hesitant to jump into Myanmar’s energy sector, given some of the problems faced particularly by Chinese companies and the setback posed by the halt on the US$3.6 billion Myitsone Dam project, plus an unclear investment playing field. But the World Bank is hoping their refurbishing of a gas turbine plant in southern […]

Chinese Investment in Myanmar: Lessons and Opportunities

In April 2013 China’s newly appointed ambassador to Myanmar Yang Houlan officially encouraged increased corporate investment from Chinese corporations into Myanmar, which he feels will yield mutual benefit. However, the reality is that China has cut its investment in Myanmar since the $3.6 billion Myitsone dam project was halted last September because of domestic opposition. […]