Residents stage protest against coal-fired power plant built in MCL Cement Plant

Malamyine residents have staged a protest against the coal-fired power plant at MCL Cement Plant in Kyaikmayaw, Mon State, which may also have been constructed without permission. Aung Kyaw Thu, Chairman of Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs Assessment and Scrutiny Committee of Mon State Parliament, said: “Our committee raised a question to the Ministry of […]

Mawlamyine plant may not have proper power plant permission

Myanmar: A controversial 0.5Mt/yr cement plant in Mon State’s Kyaikmayaw Township has apparently not sought permission from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in order to generate power, according to the ministry itself. This has rekindled demands from local residents that the plant cease production. The US$400m plant, run by Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), is […]

Solar panels light up thousands of homes in Kayin State

Over 11,000 rural households in Kayin (Karen) State are set to newly receive electricity thanks to a long-awaited solar panel program. Under the National Electrification Project (NEP), the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development are installing heavily subsidized solar panels, which were sold to villagers at a fraction of the real cost. The […]

Villagers condemn power-plant project

Residents have staged a protest in Thakyataw village, Dawei District of Tanintharyi Region, against a coal-fired power plant to be built by the 24-Hour Mining and Industry Company Limited. About 400 residents took part, carrying banners reading “Environmental preservation”, “No dirty plant wanted”, “Stop the coal-fired power plant project”, “Get out” and “Goodbye to the […]

Toyo-Thai Plans $2.7-b Coal Power Plant in Myanmar

Thailand-based Toyo-Thai Corp is in talks to invest $2.7 billion in a 1,280-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Myanmar’s southeastern Mon state. The engineering procurement and construction contractor expects to finalise the deal in the third quarter, said vice president and chief operating officer Surattana Trinratana, according to Thai media reports. The work on the plant […]

Japanese Firms Strike Hi-Tech Power Plant Deals with Myanmar

Two Japanese companies have agreed deals to develop advanced coal-fired power plants in Myanmar and Malaysia as part of a government drive to export energy-efficient technology to emerging markets, a report said. The Japanese government is seeking to promote the export of ultra-supercritical (USC) pressure technology power plants to meet expected growing demand in emerging […]

Plans for Coal-Fired Power Plant Face Opposition in Mon State

YANGON — Plans to build the first coal-fired power plant in Mon State have come under fire by local residents, who say they worry about pollution and potential health ramifications. The Thai-based Toyo-Thai Group held a consultation meeting on Friday with local residents to explain plans to build a 1,280 MW power plant in Inn […]