China stands as largest investor in Myanmar’s power sector

China has topped the foreign investors line-up of power sector of Myanmar for four months of this fiscal year 2016-2017, official media reported Thursday. China invested in five projects in electric sector worth with 1.3 billion US dollars, followed by Singapore with 570 million US dollars in four projects, according to an official of the […]

Foreign investment in Myanmar’s power sector reaches 19.6 bln USD as of April

YANGON, May 13 (Xinhua) — Foreign direct investment in Myanmar’s power sector reached 19.6 billion U.S. dollars as of April, accounting for 30.89 percent of the total, according to Myanmar Investment Commission Friday. The power sector stands the second in the country’s foreign investment line-up after oil and gas. U Htein Lwin, permanent secretary of […]

China-Myanmar JV starts building power plant in Myanmar’s Yangon

Union Resources and Engineering Company limited (UREC) laid a cornerstone to start building a 106 megawatt (MW) Thakayta gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Yangon on Thursday. The plant, about 10 kilometer from Yangon and 16 kilometer from Thilawa Special Economic Zone, is the largest power plant in Myanmar as well as the fifth private […]

MAXpower Inks $35-m Power Deal with Myanmar Gov’t

MAXpower (Thaketa) Co Ltd, a power generating subsidiary of Singapore-based Navigat Group, said it has started supplying power under a power purchase agreement made with the state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE). The company said with this agreement it became “the first 100-percent foreign-owned power company to enter into a long-term relationship” with MEPE. MAXpower […]