Total in Talks with Myanmar to Build Power Plant, Supply LNG

Total SA is in talks with Myanmar to supply the country’s most populous city, Yangon, with liquefied natural gas. The French energy giant may also build a power plant, according to Xavier Preel, general manager of Total E&P Myanmar. Total, which sold about 11 million tons of LNG last year, is seeking to expand its footprint in downstream […]

The construction of BCIM Economic Corridor vs. Myanmar

The BCIM Economic Corridor is the economic link connecting the Ganges River of India, the Ayerwaddy River of Myanmar, and the Mekong River of Indo-China. It is the lead bridge connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is a market focus point for China, South and South East Asia. Therefore, building of the […]

Enra subsidiary bags RM206mil Petronas job off Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Enra Group Bhd’s subsidiary has bagged a US$48mil (RM206mil) contract to provide a mooring system and storage tanker services to Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Myanmar. The oil and gas services provider said on Monday its 60%-owned Enra SPM Sdn Bhd had accepted a letter of […]

Mitsubishi Chemical to market drinking water systems in Myanmar

YANGON — Japan’s Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings will begin selling a river water treatment system to the private and public sectors in Myanmar, where economic growth is expected to drive demand for safe drinking water. Tokyo-based Wellthy, a Mitsubishi Chemical’s unit in the water treatment business, will establish a joint venture with its local partner Myanmar […]

Ruili – A Frontier Market Marked by Soft Power

In southwest China’s city of Ruili, the gateway to Myanmar, visitors are surprised by the simple and practical ease with which a seamless international border has been drawn — and managed. There is no pageantry here, no elaborate change of armed guards and no bugles. A simple but prominent yellow line divides Myanmar’s Mangxiu village […]

Thailand, Myanmar jointly promote maritime tourism

PHUKET,(NNT) – High ranking officials from Thailand and Myanmar plan tourism and investment promotion opportunities for both countries’ tourism and services sectors. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MOTS) Pongpanu Svetarundra, along with the Governor of Phuket, Chokchai Dejamornthan, have welcomed Myanmar’s Minister of Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung for a conference […]

Myanmar’s Road Construction Plans: Potholes Ahead

Despite a proven wealth of natural resources and a large, albeit suppressed, domestic market, Western interest in Myanmar has so far been limited. Asia, however, is taking far more notice. While immediate neighbors China and Thailand look to promote their own regional priorities in Myanmar, East Asian nations, such as Japan and South Korea, have […]

Myanmar: Ground Zero for China-India Energy Competition | Geopolitical Monitor

Since the early 1990s, China’s remarkable economic growth has led to a dramatic increase in its domestic energy needs, prompting its state-owned national oil companies (NOCs) to embark upon a worldwide search for oil and gas reserves. This strategy has been successful in diversifying import sources and satisfying the demands of a growing economy, yet […]

Govt Invites Proposals for New Hotels in Myeik Archipelago

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list RANGOON — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) is inviting proposals for new hotel projects in the Myeik Archipelago, which will be assessed for environmental friendliness in cooperation with the Tenasserim Division government. The development of the archipelago in Burma’s far south for “eco-tourism” is prioritized in the Tourism […]

Three offshore gas fields see low demand from partner countries

THREE of Myanmar’s four offshore gas fields have attracted low demand for natural gas from partner countries, according to Electric Power and Energy Ministry. The Zawtika Project, the country’s largest offshore gas field has proven to be the exception. The low demand has been linked to the fall in crude oil prices in the world […]