Scramble for electricity will increase Myanmar’s reliance on imported coal

Myanmar has long struggled to provide electric power to its citizens, but a push to electrify the country in the next 15 years under the National Electrification Program has led to the drafting of a plan that pushes the boundaries of realism. Under the program, the Ministry of Electric Power (MEP) plans to raise the […]

VP Nyan Htun contemplates Myanmar’s energy needs

Burmese Vice- President Nyan Htun has raised concerns about energy consumption in Myanmar. At the National Energy Management Committee meeting in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, he pointed out that Myanmar still derives 76 percent of its energy from non-renewable resources such as wood and charcoal. The vice-president added that Myanmar’s energy consumption is much less when […]

Green energy in focus for sustainable growth

Solar, micro-hydro projects are key for rural areas, which will likely remain off-grid for at least a decade Investors are being urged to participate in Myanmar’s efforts to generate more electricity through clean energy sources, to capitalise on the country’s abundant natural resources. “We need to find a sustainable way to exploit natural resources. So, […]

DuPont to foray into Myanmar

American science and chemical giant DuPont has set its eyes on Myanmar as part of its ASEAN expansion strategy and will open an office in the Southeast Asian country this year, a top executive said. “Our regional team has done a lot of good work to get us started in Myanmar. We are in the […]