Yangon govt targets ‘failing’ power firms

Regional officials say they will investigate performance at private electricity providers and if necessary, cancel contracts signed by the former government, as frequent power outages continue across Yangon and frustrations are vented through social media. Four private companies signed with the previous administration to supply power to the city. They are not performing as expected, […]

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 […]

YCDC postpones land auction indefinitely

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has postponed its land auction to a future unspecified date after facing a widespread opposition, reports say. The committee put up 74 plots in North Oakkalapa, Thingangyun, South Dagon Myothit, North Dagon Myothit, Dagon Myothit Seikkan, Thaketa, Yankin, Dawbon and Shwepyitha for auction in August. The plan, however, received […]

Shwedagon and Yangon cannot be divided, says forum speaker

Shwedagon Pagoda is the historical and cultural centre of Yangon, and if its character should fade, the character of Yangon will also fade away, said Daw Hlaing Maw Oo, assistant director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development’s Urban and Regional Planning Division. If modern high-rise buildings are built close to the pagoda, […]

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