Villagers condemn power-plant project

Residents have staged a protest in Thakyataw village, Dawei District of Tanintharyi Region, against a coal-fired power plant to be built by the 24-Hour Mining and Industry Company Limited. About 400 residents took part, carrying banners reading “Environmental preservation”, “No dirty plant wanted”, “Stop the coal-fired power plant project”, “Get out” and “Goodbye to the […]

UPP Gets MIC Nod on $46-m Power Plant

Singapore-listed conglomerate UPP Holdings Ltd said the Myanmar government has issued certificate of incorporation and the final form of permit to its power generation subsidiary to carry on a power plant project in the energy-starved Southeast Asian country. The new firm, UPP Power (Myanmar) Ltd, will see an investment of $46.511 million, approved by the […]

Dawei Economic Zone ‘Lacks Clarity’ as Another Thai Firm Claims Deal

A little-known private company based in Bangkok is the latest to lay claim to becoming the major electricity provider for the Dawei Special Economic Zone—a project to build a regional economic hub in southern Myanmar that has generated much talk, but little action. Andaman Power & Utility Company Limited says it has been chosen by […]