MPPE joins with Puma Energy to distribute jet fuel

The Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) under the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy is planning to cooperate with National Energy Puma Aviation Services to distribute jet fuel at 11 airports, said MPPE director general Thant Zin. The ministry signed a joint-venture agreement with Puma Energy in October 2015 to form National Energy Puma Aviation […]

Ministry of Electric Power and Energy to open petrol stations

The Ministry of Electric Power and Energy is planning to cooperate with a foreign company to sell and distribute petrol and diesel fuel to government ministries and will open petrol filling stations to compete with the private sector, said Thant Zin, director general of the Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise. The joint-venture process will be finalised […]

Govt Defends Plan to Ramp-Up Reliance on Coal

RANGOON — The government intends to push ahead with plans to increase Burma’s reliance on coal-fired power plants to 33 percent of the country’s total generating capacity by 2030, according to a deputy minister from the Ministry of Electric Power. Aung Than Oo, the deputy minister, said on Wednesday that due to projected steady growth […]

Exam results slump

The results for this year’s basic education exams have seen the pass rate drop in grades 5 and 9, which were designated as government-controlled exams by the No.3 Basic Education Department (BED). Grade 5 saw 76 per cent passes whereas grade 9 had a 54 per cent success rate with those failing having to re-sit […]