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Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) – Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar’s strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country’s new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country’s north. Already the construction minister, Win Khaing has overhauled the poor Southeast Asian country’s power strategy since […]

Myanmar moves forward

The government of Myanmar is about to take dramatic steps to spur economic development and improve government efficiency. Several significant cabinet changes are in the pipeline, detailed economic strategies are being finalised and a shake-up in the bureaucracy is already under way. These planned changes in ministerial personnel are aimed at strengthening the government’s leadership […]

Yangon-Dala bridge construction to begin after tender process; says Union Construction Minister

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Construction works will kick off on the Yangon-Dala Bridge following a tender for companies to build it, Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing told the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday, adding that the planned construction of the bridge is set for completion during the 2020- 2021 FY. The selected […]

Building code to shore up rickety construction sector

Construction projects in Myanmar will soon be regulated under a national building code. The Myanmar [Myanmar] National Building Code, designed to ensure procedural safety and combat embezzlement, is currently being drafted, according to Than Myint, chairman of the Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP). Than Myint, speaking at the Myanmar Construction Seminar […]

Indonesia Wijaya Karya team up with UMG to explore Myanmar

Indonesian publicly listed construction company PT Wijaya Karya will set up a joint venture company with Myanmar’s United Mercury Group (UMG) to help expand its business overseas. Wijaya Karya foreign affairs department manager Destiawan Soewarjono said on Thursday they would construct a precast factory and work on big infrastructure projects in Myanmar through the joint […]